Green Hill Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Green Hill Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Green Hill Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
Used for those deceased August–December 1915
Established 1919
Location 40°17′35″N 26°16′48″E / 40.293°N 26.280°E / 40.293; 26.280Coordinates: 40°17′35″N 26°16′48″E / 40.293°N 26.280°E / 40.293; 26.280
Total burials 2,971, of which 2,472 are unnamed
Burials by nation
Burials by war
World War I: 2,971
Statistics source: Battlefields 14-18

Green Hill Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery located near Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Turkey.

History

Green Hill and Chocolate Hill were names given by Allied troops taking part in the landing at Suvla Bay in August 1915 to parts of a hill called in Turkish Yilghin Burnu and which rises 52 metres above sea level from the eastern shore of the salt lake. The hill was captured the day after the landing, on 7 August 1915, but remained on the front line until the Allied withdrawal from the area in late December.

The cemetery was built on the hill after the Armistice when graves from the battlefield and small burial grounds nearby were consolidated into it.

References

  • "Green Hill Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  • "Shot at Dawn". The SAD Campaign to Secure Millennium Pardons for British and Commonwealth Soldiers Executed during the First World War. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
  • "Green Hill Cemetery". Battlefields 14-18. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

External links

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