From Helles, continue on the road
to Alciptepe and the cemetery will be found on your left. It is on the west
side of the Krithia - Sedd el Bahr Road, approximately sout-west of "The
Vineyards". It faces south to the entrance to the Dardanelles and is
surrounded by a belt of shrubs.
The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time.
Please note that in the absence of a cemetery register, visitors are advised
to locate the Grave/Memorial reference before visiting. This information can
be found in the CASUALTY RECORDS within the CWGC site.
For further information and enquiries please contact
The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French
forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock
of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to
Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.
The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at
Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of
Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac.
On 28 April, following the landings at Helles, the first attack was mounted
towards Achi Baba, the ridge which dominates the southern part of the
peninsula. Fatigue, however, brought the assault to a halt some kilometres
short of the objective, near the village of Krithia. Turkish counter attacks
followed but were repulsed and during the period 6-8 May, the 29th and
French Divisions, reinforced by the 2nd Australian and New Zealand Infantry
Brigades, carried out a renewed attack on Krithia, making some gains but
suffering heavy casualties.
Between 1 May and the beginning of June, the 29th Indian Infantry Brigade
and 42nd (East Lancashire) Division landed on the peninsula. With these
reinforcements, the Allied force at Helles pushed forward once more on 4
June, but again to little effect. A further attack between 28 June and 5
July at Gully Ravine inflicted heavy casualties on the Turks, but despite
local gains - at one point the line was pushed forward more than a kilometre
- there was no breakthrough. By 13 July the advance at Helles was
effectively over and the position remained unchanged until the evacuation in
Redoubt Cemetery takes its name from the chain of forts made by the Turks
across the southern end of the peninsula in the fighting for Krithia and the
Redoubt Line on which the advance halted in May.
The cemetery was begun by the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade in May 1915
and continued in use until the evacuation. It was greatly increased after
the Armistice when the battlefields were cleared and graves were brought in
from the following smaller cemeteries:-
Krithia Nullah Nos. 1 and 2, West Krithia Nullah, Brown House, White House
and Clapham Junction.
There are now 2,027 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated
in this cemetery. 1,393 of the burials are unidentified but special
memorials commemorate 349 casualties known or believed to be buried among
6th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 27th July 1915,
Sp. Mem. A. 30.
Lived at 5 Meadows Street, Burnley, Lancashire.
1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 7th August 1915.
Sp. Mem. A.
Lived at 12 Linby Street, Burnley,
1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds 25th September 1915, aged 18.
I. B. 11.
Lived at 19 Lyndhurst Road, Burnley,