The Gallipoli Campaign was fought between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula in present-day Turkey. The Gallipoli campaign is the most well-known campaign fought away from the Western Front during the First World War. I have written a series of articles explaining why the campaign was fought, the key battles, landmarks, and cemeteries.

The Gallipoli Campaign

V Beach Cemetery GallipoliV Beach, where the SS River Clyde was grounded on 25 April 1915. The fighting on this beach was severe and many of those who lost their lives that day are buried in the V Beach Cemetery which is shown in the photograph. The solitary house near the beach is a restaurant which I would recommend if you ever visit.

Visiting Gallipoli

Alçıtepe (Krithia)




Background to the Gallipoli Campaign

Why attack Gallipoli?

The Naval Campaign

The Landing Beaches


S Beach

V Beach

W Beach

X Beach

Y Beach

Gallipoli Battles

The First Battle of Krithia

The Second Battle of Krithia

The Third Battle of Krithia

Gallipoli Landmarks

Gully Ravine

North Beach

The Sphinx

Suvla Bay

Lone Pine Cemetery Gallipoli

Gallipoli Cemeteries and Memorials

4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery

7th Field Ambulance Cemetery

Ari Burnu Cemetery, ANZAC

Azmak Cemetery, Suvla

Baby 700 Cemetery, ANZAC

Beach Cemetery, ANZAC

Canterbury Cemetery, ANZAC

Chanak Consular Cemetery

Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

Chunuk Bair Cemetery, ANZAC

Courtney’s and Steel’s Post Cemetery

Embarkation Pier Cemetery

Green Hill Cemetery

Helles Memorial

Hill 10 Cemetery

Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial

Hill 60 Cemetery

Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery

Lala Baba Cemetery

Lancashire Landing Cemetery

Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC

Lone Pine Memorial

New Zealand No.2 Outpost Cemetery

No.2 Outpost Cemetery

Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles

Plugge’s Plateau Cemetery, ANZAC

Quinn’s Post Cemetery, ANZAC

Redoubt Cemetery, Helles

Seddel-Bahr Military Grave (Charles Doughty-Wylie)

Shell Green Cemetery

Shrapnel Valley Cemetery

Skew Bridge Cemetery

The Farm Cemetery, ANZAC

The Nek Cemetery, ANZAC

Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial

Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery

V Beach Cemetery

Walker’s Ridge Cemetery, ANZAC

While the two cemeteries below are in Istanbul they are likely to be of interest:

Haidar Pasha Cemetery

Haidar Pasha Cremation Memorial (Indian Memorial)

Guides to Researching Soldiers who Served with the British Army

Guides to Researching Soldiers who Served with the Indian Army