Memorial Register, Gallipoli 16-20, War Graves of The British Commonwealth 1914-1918, Cemeteries in Anzac and Gallipoli

HILL 60 CEMETERY CEMETERY INDEX MUN BERG I. 16. ANZAC is the midmost of the three areas into which the fighting on Gallipoli Land the cemeteries in the Peninsula are divided. The origin of the name and the general course of the fighting there are described in the Register of the Lone Pine Memorial. Hill 60 (Kaiajik Aghyl or Sheepfold of the Little Rock) on the 60-metrc contour line is the end of a range which runs South-Eastward to Hill 100 between Kaiajik Dere and Asma Dere. At the beginning of August 1915 it was in Turkish hands and it commanded the shoreward communications between the forces at Anzac and Suvla. On the 21st August the Suvla forces attacked Ismail Oglu Tepe or “\V ”Hill and on the same day and the 22nd Hill 60 was attacked from Anzac by the Canterbury and Otago Mounted Rifles followed later by the 1 8th Australian Infantry Battalion and supported on the flanks by other troops. It was partly captured and on the 27th-29th 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 cemetery is just South o f the summit of the hill among the trenches of the actions of Hill 60. It was made after those engagements and it was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of 42 graves from Norfolk Trench Cemetery and from the battlefield. It covers an area of 2275 square metres and it contains the graves of 41 soldiers from Australia 20 from the United Kingdom 28 from New Zealand and 699 whose unit in our forces could not be ascertained. The unnamed graves number 712 and special memorials are erected to record the names of 16 soldiers from Australia 16 from New Zealand and 2 from the United Kingdom known or believed to be buried among them. The New Zealand Memorial in the middle of the cemetery will form the subject of a separate Register. The cemetery is circular in shape with a neck containing Plots I and II. The Register records particulars of 76 War graves. 5
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