Lone Pine Memorial - Anzac Hotel Canakkale Turkey
Lone Pine was a strategically important plateau in the south of Anzac. It was stormed by the Australians on 6 August and held until the evacuation. The original small battle cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and Lone Pine Cemetery (Identified: 482, Unknown: 504, Special Memorials: 183), contains mostly Australian casualties. Within the cemetery stands the Lone Pine Memorial (4,932 commemorations) which records the names of all the Australian soldiers lost in the Anzac area between April and December 1915 and New Zealanders prior to the August Offensive who have no known grave.
The burials and commemorations in Lone Pine represent virtually every phase of the campaign in the Anzac area between the April landing and the December evacuation. Seventy-two graves are of men killed during the ‘Battle of the landing’ between 25 April and 3 May. Most graves, however, are of men killed during the ‘August offensive’ between 6 and 10 August 1915. Among the unidentified burials are 182 so called ‘special memorials’ for Australians believed to have been buried in Lone Pine. The last Australian to be buried here is Sergeant Edward Grice, 24th Battalion, aged 35 years, who was killed in action on 18 December, just a day before the evacuation on the night of 19/20 December.