Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Region : Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Latitude : 40.045861
Lontitude : 26.179098
CWGC Link : 76100
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Portrait R/man Carron, Francis 10653 Royal Irish Rifles 08/08/1915 Panel 177-178
2 Portrait Portrait Maj Cuthell, Algernon Hubert West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales) 22/08/1915 Panel 47-51
3 Pte. Devlin, Thomas 4442 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
4 Portrait Portrait Pte. Gormley, James 12084 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 15/08/1915 Panel 97-101
5 Portrait Portrait Pte. Graham, William George 3768 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
6 Portrait 2nd Lieut Grubb, Donald James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 15/08/1915 Panel 97-101
7 Portrait Pte. King, James 4444 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 15/08/1915 Panel 97-101
8 Pte. Kirkpatrick, William 4476 Connaught Rangers 28/08/1915 Panel 181-183
9 Sgt. McGarvey, John 11099 Royal Irish Rifles 11/08/1915 Panel 177-178
10 Portrait Pte. McGeown, Edward 13206 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 28/04/1915 Panel 97-101
11 Portrait Pte. Montgomery, Robert 5240 Welsh Regiment 01/12/1915 Panel 140-144
12 Portrait Pte. Murphy, Patrick 4608 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
13 Portrait Pte. Rafferty, John 19245 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
14 R/man Symington, Charles 11234 Royal Irish Rifles 11/08/1915 Panel 177-178
15 Portrait Portrait Pte. Tohill, Henry (Harry) 5185 Royal Munster Fusiliers 07/08/1915 Panel 185-190
16 Pte. Weir, William James 10348 Kings Own Scottish Borderers 26/04/1915 Panel 84-92 or 220-222
17 Portrait Pte. Wright, John David 4429 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
Cemetery History
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. However, the difficult terrain and stiff Turkish resistance soon led to the stalemate of trench warfare.
From the end of August, no further serious action was fought and the lines remained unchanged. The peninsula was successfully evacuated in December and early January 1916.
The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles.
There are also panels for those who died or were buried at sea in Gallipoli waters. The memorial bears more than 21,000 names. There are four other Memorials to the Missing at Gallipoli. The Lone Pine, Hill 60, and Chunuk Bair Memorials commemorate Australian and New Zealanders at Anzac. The Twelve Tree Copse Memorial commemorates the New Zealanders at Helles.
Naval casualties of the United Kingdom lost or buried at sea are recorded on their respective Memorials at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham, in the United Kingdom.