HILL 10 CEMETERY
UK - 547
AIF - 2
NEWFOUNDLAND - 8
UNIDENTIFIED - 142
Suvla is the Northernmost of the three areas into which the fighting on Gallipoli, and the cemeteries on the Peninsula, are divided. Its occupation began with the landing of the IX Corps (10th (Irish) and 11th (Northern) Divisions) and the 53rd (Welsh) and 54th (East Anglian) Divisions, on the 6th-11th August 1915, on either side of the low, sandy shores of Suvla Bay. The Capture of Karakol Dagh and Chocolate Hill were effected by the 8th August. The Attack on "W" Hill (Ismail Oglu Tepe) and the first Action of Hill 60 followed on the 21st August; the Suvla force and the Anzac troops were fighting to strengthen their point of junction. The second Action of Hill 60, by which the capture of the Hill was completed, was fought on the 27th August. From that day to the Evacuation (on the 19th-20th December, 1915) the position at Suvla remained unchanged.
Hill 10 is a low isolated mound on the
north side of the Salt Lake, close to the sea shore. It was taken by the 9th
Lancashire Fusiliers and the 11th Manchesters on the early morning of the 7th
August 1915. The cemetery was made after the war by the concentration of
isolated graves and of the small cemeteries known as 88th Dressing Station, 89th
Dressing Station, Kangaroo Beach, "B" Beach, 26th C.C.S. and Park
Lane. (Three graves of November, 1915, were already on the site.) It covers an
area of 3,258 square yards; and it contains the graves of 492 sailors and
soldiers from the United Kingdom, eight soldiers from Newfoundland and one from
Australia, and 142 men whose unit in our forces is not known. The unnamed graves
are 150 in number, and special memorials are erected to 55 sailors and soldiers
from the United Kingdom and one man of the Royal Australian Naval Bridging
Train, known or believed to be buried among them. A wide belt of shrubs is
planted on either side and at the back of the cemetery, which faces west towards
Hill 10 is a low isolated mound on the north side of the Salt Lake, close to the sea shore, inland from Suvla Bay.
GRAVES OF INTEREST
Colonel Horace James Johnston DSO 8th Bn West Riding Regt
- Killed 7th August 1915, aged 49.
Lieutenant George Geoffrey Needham MC 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
- Died of wounds 22nd August 1915, aged 20.
- His MC was for the First Battle of Krithia.
Lieutenant Leslie Hall Osborne 9th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
- Killed 7th August 1915, aged 21.
- Born at Shanghi, China.
- The inscription on his headstone reads:
"Lt W.J.Osborne age 24. Brother. Wounded same day. Died on 9th. Buried at sea.'
- This officer is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
Second Lieutenant Edmund Priestman 6th Bn York & Lancs
- Killed 19th November 1915, aged 26.
- An early member of the Boy Scout movement, he was Scoutmaster of the 16th (Westbourne) Sheffield Boy Scouts.
- His letters were published in 1916 under the title: With a B-P Scout in Gallipoli: A Record of the Belton Bulldogs.
Regimental Sergeant Major F.S.Warr 6th Bn York & Lancs
- Killed 18th November 1915.
- He was one of Priestmann's men - see above - and his mentioned in his book.
Lieutenant Colonel H.M.Welstead 9th Lancashire Fusiliers
- Killed 17th August 1915, aged 54.
- Educated at Cheltenham College; first commissioned 1881. Served in the Boer War; mentioned in despatches (twice).