Burying the meat, Shell Green
ID numberART03605.014.004
Collection typeArt
TitleBurying the meat, Shell Green
Measurementbacking sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made22 May, 1915
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionA pencil sketch of two soldiers dragging a dead body by his feet across Shell Green, Gallipoli. Shell Green was the only flat ground within the Anzac enclave, but it was under direct observation from the Turkish higher positions. It became the site of two cemeteries during the campaign, which were later joined in 1919 and enlarged with the addition of other graves from the battlefield.