UK - 716
AIF - 20
NZ - 8
INDIA - 1
UNIDENTIFIED - 1,282
Helles is the southernmost of the three areas into which the fighting on Gallipoli, and the cemeteries in the Peninsula, are divided. The Redoubt Cemetery recalls in its name the chain of forts made by the Turks across the southern end of the peninsula in the fighting for Krithia, and the Redoubt Line on which the advance halted in May 1915. The cemetery was begun at this time, after the Second Battle of Krithia, by the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade, and it was used until the evacuation. It was greatly increased after the war as the result of clearing the battlefields and concentrating the small cemeteries known as Krithia Nullah Nos. 1 and 2, West Krithia Nullah, Brown House, White House and Clapham Junction. It now covers an area of 7,821 square yards; and it contains the graves of 375 soldiers (and sailors and Marines of the Royal Naval Division) from the United Kingdom, 16 from Australia, four from New Zealand, one from India, and 1,282 whose unit in our forces could not be ascertained. The unnamed graves number 1,393; and special tablets are erected bearing the names of 341 soldiers (or Royal Naval Division personnel) from the United Kingdom, four from Australia, and four from New Zealand known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery faces South to the entrance of the Dardanelles, and it is visible to ships making for Constantinople. It is surrounded with a belt of shrubs, except at the back, where a long pine-wood is planted; and an inner line of twenty-one cypress trees bounds the further half of the enclosure.
Redoubt Cemetery is on the west side of the Krithia-Seddel Bahr road, south-west of "The Vineyard", 100 metres along a track flanked by pine trees.It is best to park your car by the road, and walk the rest of the way.
GRAVES OF INTEREST
|Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gartside VD 8th Bn AIF|
- Died of wounds 8th May 1915, aged 53.
- He was temporarily in command of 7th Bn AIF when killed, during the Second Battle of Krithia.
|Lieutenant Colonel Owen G. Godfrey-Faussett DSO 1st Essex Regt|
- Killed 2nd May 1915, aged 49.
- First commissioned 1886; served in the Boer War; DSO.
- He was killed emerging from his dugout as one of the enemy, possibly a German officer attached to the Turks, called him by name.
|Lieutenant Leslie Phillips Jones Royal Berks Regt attached 2nd Hampshires|
- Died of wounds 6th June 1915, aged 20.
- Son of J.P.Jones and C.C.Phillips of Barcombe, Sussex. Student of Oriel College, Oxford. A poet.
- The inscription on his headstone reads:
" England is a garden. Ill weeds grow apace. Keep our garden weeded. L.P.J."
|Colonel Edmund Percival Smith 17th Bde Royal Field Artillery|
- Killed 2nd May 1915, aged 51.
- First commissioned 1883; served in the Tirah Expedition 1897/98.
|Major J.H.Staveacre 1/7th Manchesters|
- Killed 4th June 1915, aged 42.
- the inscription on his grave reads:
" A good soldier."