HELLES MEMORIAL

Gallipoli, Turkey

The Helles memorial is the Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign. It also commemorates over 21,000 individual men from the UK and India who died in Gallipoli or Gallipoli waters and Australians who died at Helles, and have no known grave. Three other memorials, The Lone Pine, Hill 60 and Chunuk commemorate missing Australians and New Zealanders at Anzac and The Twelve Tree Copse Memorial commemorates the New Zealanders at Helles.

At the time these photographs were taken in August 2011, extensive renovations were taking place and much of the memorial was inaccessible.

Side view of the memorial showing the temporary plywood boards erected for the renovation
Side view of the memorial showing the temporary plywood boards erected for the renovation

The beaches over which the attack on Helles was made, photographed from the memorial.
The beaches over which the attack on Helles was made, photographed from the memorial.

Orientation and battle description panel.
Orientation and battle description panel.

Memorial to the men of Hawick, Scotland, next to the orientation panel.
Memorial to the men of Hawick, Scotland, next to the orientation panel.

The beaches over which the attack on Helles was made, photographed from the memorial.
The beaches over which the attack on Helles was made, photographed from the memorial.

The beaches over which the attack on Helles was made, photographed from the memorial
The beaches over which the attack on Helles was made, photographed from the memorial

Main entrance to the memorial.
Main entrance to the memorial.

Base of the memorial.
Base of the memorial.

Inscription to those who have no known graves.
Inscription to those who have no known graves.

Panel to the ANZACs.
Panel to the ANZACs.

Panel to the Suvla IX Corps.
Panel to the Suvla IX Corps.

Panel to the Helles VIII Corps.
Panel to the Helles VIII Corps.

Panel to Royal Navy ships lost.
Panel to Royal Navy ships lost.

Renovation notice.
Renovation notice.

Panel to men lost at sea.
Panel to men lost at sea.

Plywood barrier.
Plywood barrier.

A peep at the renovation area.
A peep at the renovation area.

Images courtesy of Debbie Wilbur ©2011


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