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Gallipoli Turkey - 12 Tree Copse Cemetery

This cemetery is quite close to Krithia at the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula. It marks the furtherest that the British troops advanced up the peninsula. The cemetery is on an East facing slope surrounded by farmland dotted with olive trees. It contains the remains of 3,360 soldiers of whom 12 are Australian and 80 New Zealanders. Of these 2,226 are unidentified. Headstones have a name and say that the soldier's remains are somewhere in the cemetery. The NZ Memorial has 180 names.


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