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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Magherafelt Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Pte. Barber, John James 2357 Lancashire Fusiliers 13/06/1915 Panel 58-72 218-219
2 L/Corp Boyd, Samuel 18423 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
3 Pte. Bradley, John 5138 Royal Munster Fusiliers 07/08/1915 Panel 185-190
4 Portrait Pte. Gallagher, George 2225 Highland Light Infantry 25/08/1915 Panel 173-177
5 Portrait Lieut Jordan, Percy Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
6 Pte. Lyle, Robert 11987 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 15/08/1915 Panel 97-101
7 Pte. McGlade, Francis 22071 Royal Dublin Fusiliers 15/08/1915 Panel 190-196
8 Pte. McLaughlin, Thomas 2466 Highland Light Infantry 12/07/1915 Panel 173-177
9 Pte. McNaught, David 20348 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
10 Portrait Pte. Murray, Cecil William 14125 Royal Dublin Fusiliers 16/08/1915 Panel 190-196
11 Portrait Portrait Pte. Tohill, Henry 5185 Royal Munster Fusiliers 07/08/1915 Panel 185-190
12 Portrait Pte. Wright, John David 4429 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 21/08/1915 Panel 97-101
13 Pte. Wylie, Hugh D 2335 Highland Light Infantry 12/07/1915 Panel 173-177
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.