Quins Post Cemetery

Local nameQuinn's Post Cemetery
LocationÇanakkale, Turkey

Quinn's Post Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery from World War I in the former Anzac sector of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. The battles at Gallipoli, some of whose participating soldiers are buried at this cemetery, were an eight-month campaign fought by Commonwealth and French forces against Turkish forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.

Quinn's post was established on the day of the landing, 25 April 1915, as a New Zealand machine gun position and was taken over by Australian troops the following day. It was held by a variety of units until the evacuation of the Anzac sector and was the site of continual attacks and hand-to-hand fighting as Turkish troops defending the peninsula strove to recapture it.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinn's_Post_Commonwealth_War_Graves_Commission_Cemetery

Official Website http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/2visiting/walk_08lonepine.html

Address 17-75, 17900, Turkey

Coordinates 40°14'17.779" N 26°17'29.742" E

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