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ID number ART03605.014.004
Title Burying the meat, Shell Green
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 22 May, 1915
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 10.5 x 16.5 cm


A 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.