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GALLIPOLI COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
7
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
17.99842
Latitude:
40.05432

Location Information

Gallipoli is a town and seaport in the Gulf of Taranto, 76 kilometres from Brindisi (where there is an airport), and 37 kilometres from Lecce. From Lecce, take the S101 to Gallipoli and from this road follow the signs to "Porto" as one approaches the town. Proceed to the town centre for approximately 3 kilometres, then follow the signs in the direction of Maglie. The cemetery can be seen from this road on the outskirts of the town.

The Commonwealth war graves are in the north-west and north-east quarters of the cemetery.

Cemetery Address: Via Per Taviano - 73014 Gallipoli (LE).

GPS Co-ordinates: 40° 03' 16" N; 17° 59' 56" E.

Visiting Information

The cemetery is open from 8.00am-12.00pm and 5.00pm-7.00pm hours.

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Historical Information

The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918.

The Royal and Merchant Navies were active in the Mediterranean and Adriatic throughout the war and many of their dead are buried along the Italian coast. In 1917, Gallipoli was made the base of the motor launches sent to the Adriatic Drifter Fleet.

Gallipoli Communal Cemetery contains seven Commonwealth burials of the First World War.