The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand
junction of the Eceabat - Bigali road. From this junction you should travel
into the main Anzac area.
On leaving the Anzac area and heading towards Suvla, you will find the
cemetery at 15.6 kms. at the end of a right hand rough track 600 metres
long, which is difficult to negotiate in the wet.
Hill 60 is on the 60 metre contour line, at the end of a range, which runs
South-Eastward towards Hill 100 between Kaiajik Dere and Asma Dere.
Hill 60 Cemetery is reached along a 800 metre track, which requires a
4-wheel drive vehicle during wet weather.
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 6 August,
further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of
the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched
on all three fronts.
At the beginning of August 1915, Hill 60, which commanded the shore ward
communications between the forces at Anzac and Suvla, was in Turkish hands.
On 22 August, it was attacked from Anzac by the Canterbury and Otago Mounted
Rifles, followed later by the 18th Australian Infantry Battalion and
supported on the flanks by other troops. It was partly captured and on 27-29
August, and the captured ground was extended by the 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th
and 18th Australian Infantry Battalions, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, the
5th Connaught Rangers, and the 9th and 10th Australian Light Horse. The
position was held until the evacuation in December.
HILL 60 CEMETERY lies among the trenches of the actions of Hill 60. It was
made after those engagements, and enlarged after the Armistice by the
concentration of graves from Norfolk Trench Cemetery and from the
There are now 788 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or
commemorated in this cemetery. 712 of the burials are unidentified, but
special memorials commemorate 34 casualties known or believed to be buried
Within the cemetery stands the
HILL 60 (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, one of four
memorials erected to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who died on the
Gallipoli peninsula and and whose graves are not known. This memorial
relates to the actions at Hill 60. It bears more than 180 names.