LALA BABA CEMETERY
Pictures courtesy of Brian Budge
6th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
28/11/1915 aged 22.
Sp. Mem. A. 2.
Son of Richard Gibson Barber and Jane Agnes Barber. of 3, Marine Terrace, Waterloo Port, Carnarvon.
Norman Barber was born 6/8/1891 in Darlington and he is also commemorated on Caernarvon War Memorial.
Remembered by Great niece Mary Ebbs
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. At 13kms. you will encounter a rough track on the left which is 4.2km. long and difficult to negotiate when wet. The cemetery will be found at the end of this track. Visitors are kindly requested to close the gate leading to the cemetery.
Lala Baba is a hill 48 metres high, between the southern side of Suvla Bay and the Salt Lake, which was stormed by the 9th West Yorks and the 6th Yorkshire Regiment on the early morning of 7 August and 1km south-west of it is the lower hill known as Little Lala Baba.
The cemetery is on Little Lala Baba, facing west towards the sea. It was formed after the Armistice by the concentration of 9 small cemeteries and a few isolated graves. It covers an area of 1,136 square metres and contains the graves of 200 soldiers from the United Kingdom. The unammed graves are 53 in number and special memorials are erected to 16 soldiers known or believed to be buried among them.
The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time. Visitors are kindly requested to close the gate leading to the cemetery.
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.
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Brigadier General PAUL ALOYSIUS KENNA (Received V.C. during the Sudan Campaign 1898)
VC, DSO, A. D. C. 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers, 30/08/1915, aged 53. Won the award 02/09/1898. Plot II. A. 1.
Husband of Angela Mary Kenna, of Trowle House, Trowbridge, Wilts. Served in the South African War.
Citation: An extract from the "London Gazette." dated 15th Nov., 1898, records the following:- "At the Battle of Khartoum, on 2nd September 1898, Captain P.A. Kenna assisted Major Crole Wyndham, of the same regiment, by taking him on his horse, behind the saddle (Major Wyndham's horse having been killed in the charge), thus enabling him to reach a place of safety; and after the charge of the 21st Lancers, Captain Kenna returned to assist Lieutenant de Montmorency, who was endeavouring to recover the body of second Lieutenant R.G. Grenfell."