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. 400metres
past Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial you will find Johnston's Jolly. This
cemetery stands on the northern part of Plateau 400 in the Anzac part of the
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 Gallipoli campaign was mounted by Commonwealth and French forces in an
attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the stalemate of the
Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia
through the Dardanelles and Black Sea.
Allied landings were made on 25-26 April 1915 at Helles, on the southern tip
of the peninsula, and on the west coast, in an area which later became 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 these three fronts.
Johnston's Jolly (called by the Turks Kirmezi Sirt, or 'Red Ridge'), was
named from the commander of the 2nd Australian Division Artillery,
Brigadier-General G J Johnston, CB, CMG, VD. The position was reached by the
2nd Australian Infantry Brigade on 25 April 1915, but lost the next day and
it was never retaken.
The cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from
There are now 181 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this
cemetery. 144 of the burials are unidentified and there are special
memorials to 36 Australian casualties believed to be buried among them,
almost all of whom were killed in the capture of Lone Pine in August 1915.