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Canterbury Cemetery

Canterbury Cemetery

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Canterbury Cemetery (27 burials) was so named from the fact that the majority of the burials in it are of men of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles.

The cemetery sits at the base of Walker’s Ridge, the main thoroughfare used by the New Zealand Expeditionary Force to reach the front line. It is the only cemetery at Gallipoli where there are no inscriptions on any of the headstones. 20 of the graves are of men of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles (mostly the Canterbury Mounted Rifles). The Canterbury Mounted Rifles operated in this area for most of the campaign. On the beach just north of the cemetery is the wreck of a barge, its timbers visible at low tide.

Official CWGC grave listings for: Canterbury Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website