V Beach Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased April 1915-January 1916|
|Location||near Seddülbahir, Turkey|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 696
|Statistics source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
The cemetery was brought into use shortly after the landing at Cape Helles at the end of April 1915 and its use ceased in May 1915. However 13 additional graves were moved into it in 1919 following the Armistice. As well as the 20 known graves, there are memorials to a further 196 soldiers and sailors who are known to be buried in the cemetery. In its overall capacity, the gravesite contains 696 soldiers who are buried at this site.
Amongst the graves is that of Captain Garth Walford who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross (along with Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie) for organising and leading an attack through Seddülbahir and the fort adjacent to the cemetery. The gravsite is also known as beholding one of Australias war legend, John Simpson Kirkpatrick.
- "V Beach Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- "V Beach Cemetery". Battlefields 14-18. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
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