CHUNUK BAIR CEMETERY
NZ - 10
UK - 1
INDIA - 1
UNIDENTIFIED - 620
Chunuk Bair Cemetery was made after the war on the site where the Turks had buried some of those Commonwealth soldiers who were killed on 6-8 August 1915 during the fighting for this position. There are now 632 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried in this cemetery. Only ten of the burials are identified. The cemetery also contains the Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, one of four memorials erected to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who died on the Gallipoli peninsula and whose graves are not known. This memorial relates to the Battle of Sari Bair and in other operations in this sector. It bears more than 850 names.
Chunuk Bair Cemetery is on the ridge which runs
north-east from Brighton Beach. It is well signposted as you approach the ANZAC
GRAVES OF INTEREST
|Private Martin A. Persson Wellington Regiment NZEF|
- Killed 8th August 1915, aged 17.