Between Baby 700 and Chunuk Bair
there is a steep right hand path 540 metres long, which leads to this
cemetery. It is 13.7 km's from the Eceabat - Bigali junction in the Anzac
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
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.
The Farm was a stone shepherd's hut on the western slopes of Chunuk Bair,
known to the Turks as 'Aghyl' (sheepfold), which was passed by the troops
who held Chunuk Bair on 6-10 August. On 8 August, it was occupied by the
10th Gurkhas, part of the 9th Royal Warwicks, and the Maoris. The 6th East
Lancashire Regiment, the 10th Hants and the 6th Royal Irish Rifles reached
it next day. The 5th Connaught Rangers came up on 10 August, but the same
morning, in consequence of the Turkish attack which cleared Chunuk Bair, the
line was withdrawn.
The cemetery was made after the Armistice by gathering in graves scattered
around the Farm and from the slopes of Chunuk Bair and Hill Q.
There are now 652 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or
commemorated in this cemetery. Special memorials commemorate seven soldiers
believed to be buried among them. 645 burials are unidentified.