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Helles Memorial

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Unveiled  1924
Total commemorated  20885
Architect  John James Burnet
Designed by  John James Burnet
Opened  1924
Helles Memorial
Location  near Sedd el Bahr, Turkey
Address  17900 Seddülbahir Köyü/Eceabat/Çanakkale, Turkey
Similar  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Thiepval Memorial, Le Touret Memorial, Tyne Cot

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The Helles Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission war memorial near Sedd el Bahr, Turkey. The memorial serves the dual function of being a Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli Campaign and place of commemoration for 20,885 Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The memorial takes the form of an obelisk and is over 30 metres high.


The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who died or were buried at sea in Gallipoli waters.

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Notable Commemoratees

Among those commemorated are five Victoria Cross recipients:

  • Major Cuthbert Bromley
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Milbanke, 10th Baronet
  • Captain Gerald Robert O'Sullivan
  • Sergeant Frank Edward Stubbs
  • Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Walderne St Clair Tisdall
  • Rugby internationals:

  • Captain William Campbell Church (Scotland)
  • Captain Arthur James Dingle (England)
  • Sergeant William Nanson (England)
  • Captain Eric Templeton Young (Scotland)
  • first-class cricketers:

  • Lieutenant James Sutcliffe
  • References

    Helles Memorial Wikipedia