Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial

Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial
The fourth New Zealand memorial on the peninsula is the  Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial which is situated in  Hill 60 Cemetery (Identified: 42, Unknown: 712, Special Memorials: 34). The memorial relates to the actions at Hill 60 and bears 183 names. The cemetery lies among the trenches and was made after the battle and enlarged after the Armistice from battlefield graves.
 
 

Originally in Turkish hands, Hill 60 was attacked successively by the Canterbury and Otago Mounted Rifles and the 18th Battalion AIF on 21-22 August 1915 and was partly captured. The cemetery was commenced, amongst the trenches of Hill 60, after these actions. It was enlarged after the war by bringing in bodies from other smaller battlefield burial sites. There are now 788 burials in this cemetery, 712 of them unidentified. Fourteen Australians have known graves here with a further sixteen commemorated by Special Memorials. Twenty of the Australians either buried or commemorated here were serving with the 18th Battalion or the 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, both units heavily involved in the fighting in the area in late August-early September 1915.
 
 
Also in Hill 60 Cemetery is the New Zealand Memorial, one of four memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula commemorating New Zealanders who have no known graves.