Johnston's Jolly Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased April–December 1915|
|Location||near Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 181
|Statistics source: Battlefields 1914-1918|
The battles at Gallipoli were an eight-month campaign fought by British Empire and French forces against the Ottoman Empire in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.
Johnston's Jolly was the north end of Plateau 400 in the ANZAC sector which was captured by the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade on 25 April 1915, the day of the landing, but recaptured by Turkish forces the following day and remained under Turkish control for the rest of the campaign.
The Turkish name for the position was Kirmezi Sirt, Red Ridge, whilst the ANZAC troops called it Johnston's Jolly because it was opposite Colonel George Johnston's field artillery position which would be used to "jolly up" the defending Turks.
The cemetery was constructed after the Armistice and populated with remains found on the surrounding battlefield. There is only one identified individual, although the nationalities of a few other graves are known and special memorials record the names of 36 Australian soldiers known to be buried in the cemetery.
- Cemetery Details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
- "Johnston's Jolly Cemetery". Digger History. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- "Johnston's Jolly Cemetery". Battlefields 1914-1918. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- Charles Bean (1941). "16". Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918 (PDF). I (11 ed.). p. 339. Retrieved 2008-08-03.