The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are
first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat - Bigali Road.
From this junction you travel into the main Anzac area. After 10.1 km's you
take a right turn along a short track to find the cemetery on your left.
Shrapnel Valley (or Shrapnel Gully) runs from the west side of the Lone Pine
Plateau, behind Maclagan's Ridge, south-westwards to the sea near Hell Spit
The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time. The
location or design of this site, makes wheelchair access impossible.
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.
Shrapnel Valley was an essential road from the beach up to the Anzac front
and took its name from the heavy shelling it was given by the Turks on 26
April 1915. Wells were sunk there and water obtained in small quantities,
and there were camps and depots on the south side of its lower reaches. Gun
positions were made near its mouth.
The cemetery was made mainly during the occupation, but some isolated graves
were brought in from the valley after the Armistice.
There are now 683 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this
cemetery. 85 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials
commemorate 23 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
10th Bn. Australian
23rd May 1915, aged
Plot III. D. 16.
Son of William
and Louisa Cock, of 4, Glencoe Terrace, Wadebridge, Cornwall, England.