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Our Work in Gallipoli

During the Gallipoli fighting, many battlefield burial grounds were created as soldiers laid to rest their fallen comrades. After the evacuation, these makeshift cemeteries and graves were abandoned.

Once hostilities had ceased, a Graves Registration Unit was able to land on the peninsula to find and officially mark the graves, and to search for those left unburied. Once this was completed, the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission began the task of constructing permanent cemeteries and memorials. Many were constructed on the sites of original burial grounds, but those graves in smaller, more isolated sites, or in locations impossible to maintain were moved into enlarged or newly-created cemeteries.