Azmak Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased August-December 1915|
near Gallipoli, Turkey
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 1,074
|Statistics source: Battlefields 1914-1918|
Azmak Cemetery near Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Turkey was constructed shortly after the end of the First World War by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and filled with graves brought in from small cemeteries and sites around it. It is on the south side of Azmak Dere, from which it takes its name, a small ravine which runs into the salt lake at Suvla Bay. Special memorials record the names of 53 British and 3 Newfoundland soldiers buried in the cemetery but whose graves are not positively identitied.
Amongst the graves are 115 men of the 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment, of which the names of only two are known. The battalion, which included a company recruited from workers from the Sandringham House Royal estate, suffered heavy losses on 12 August 1915 and a myth grew up that the unit had advanced into a mist and simply disappeared. However the remains of many of them were found after the Armistice and interred in the cemetery. In 1999 a TV film, All the King's Men was made about the incident.
- Cemetery Details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
- "Azmak Cemetery". Battlefields 1914-1918. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- "Historic UK". The vanished battalion of the King's Own Sandringhams. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
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