G01852

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ID number G01852
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original 10x12" negative
Makers
  • James, W H (Photographer)
  • Swanston, W H (Photographer)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1919

Description

Pope's Hill Cemetery, taken from the side of a steep hill at the back of Courtney's Post. Dead Man's Ridge (which was held by the Turks) is on the right top corner, Pope's Hill is in the centre, the lower spur getting out to the left was the extreme left of our position on Pope's. The forward end of Russell's Top is showing on the extreme left. The faint line showing in the col between Pope's and Russell's Top is a Turkish trench which they dug in July 1915 and which used to receive special attention from our destroyers. This trench is facing down Pope's Reserve Gully. The steep side of the gully leading to the Bloody Angle and Quinn's Post can be seen on the bottom of the picture. The sap showing at the back of the cemetery leads to the side of Pope's where the steps carried on to the top. Ou trench line runs from the X on the extreme right to the X in the left centre. Most of the men buried in this cemetery are Australian 1st Light Horsemen and were killed on Popes. The crosses on the right hand side are all 2nd Australian Light Horsemen who were killed on Quinn's Post on 14 May 1915. The white peg between the end crosses and the crosses at the back but slightly in front, marks the spot where five Turks were buried after they attacked us on 19 May 1915. This cemetery was in full view of the Turks on Dead Man's Ridge and near Quinn's Post. One of a series of photographs taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction of Captain C E W Bean of the Australian Historical Mission, during the months of February and March, 1919.