Officers of the
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Died at Gallipoli, 1915
November 2014: The site is being updated. Please bear with us while all new links are completed.
This page last updated: 26/11/2014
(From an Australian newspaper of November,
Recorded in these pages are the names of more than 500 officers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
known or believed to have died as the result of their service on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in 1915.
The Epitaphs of Gallipoli
Headstone inscriptions of all Australian and New Zealand soldiers with known graves on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Officers for whom, despite over 20 years of research,
we have never been able to locate a photo:
MARSHALL, 2nd Lieutenant John Edmund. 6th Battalion, AIF.
TIPPET, 2nd Lieutenant Harold Freeman. 24th Battalion, AIF.
If anyone has any information on where we might find a photo
of either of these officers, we'd love to hear from you.
Congratulations to the five winners of the Premier's Anzac Day Prize for 2013,
especially Elijah Douglas of Doomadgee, Queensland, and the teacher who made Elijah's success possible, Mrs Sarah Dolan.
See more on Elijah here
This site is dedicated to all those
who died before their time on that god-forsaken peninsula.
These pages contain only the names of A&NZAC officers.
This is in no way meant to diminish the part played by the soldiers of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Senegal, India, Nepal, Newfoundland or Ceylon, nor of the soldiers of the Ottoman Empire; all of whom fought and suffered - and died - together at Gallipoli.
'With the last
rays of the sun, I was staring through the periscope for any sign of the living
among the bodies.
Within a few yards of my periscope lay a tale telling how furiously both sides died.
The Australian's bayonet is sticking, rusty and black, six inches out of the Turk's back.
One hand is gripping the Turk's throat, while even now you can see the Turk's teeth fastened through what was the boy's wrist.
The Turk's bayonet is jammed through the boy's stomach and one hand is clenched, claw-like, across the Australian's face.
I wonder will they fight if there is an after world.'
The records are divided between eight pages in order to
allow faster loading.
These are Page A-B, Page C-D, Page E,F,G, Page H,I,J, Page K,L,M, Page N,O,P,Q,R, Page S-T and Page U,V,W,Y . Navigation within and between these pages is straightforward. Clicking on the asterisks (***) between record summaries will take you to the top of the current alphabetical section.
At the top of each of these pages are two photographs. Clicking on either of these will take you to the summary of that soldier's record. There are also other photographs on each of the pages located above the name of the officer to whom they refer.
There are epitaphs from the gravestones at Gallipoli included at the beginning of each page, and at the beginning of each alphabetical section, usually - but not always - related to an officer within that section. Naturally, if an officer has no known grave, then he has no headstone, and no inscription. Further, not all marked graves have inscriptions; in fact more do not than do.
No New Zealand inscriptions are included because
there are none to record. The New Zealand people, at the end of the
Great War, were apparently not offered the opportunity to submit epitaphs.
The only exception to this is in the case of 'special memorials' (headstones
of soldiers BELIEVED to be buried in the cemetery). In the case of soldiers
of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and of other forces where none
other was submitted, this epitaph is:
Members, Gallipoli Association
Link to the Association's Web site
(also from the 'Links' Page).
Click on the crest or the link above.
A project of this nature is never truly 'complete'. There is always more information somewhere; a name overlooked, a photo that turns up which can be added; details of family, and so on. Should anybody have any information on an Anzac who died at, or because of their service at, Gallipoli, we would appreciate hearing from you.
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