During the Gallipoli campaign, nearly 60,000 Allied troops lost their lives and over 120,000 men received wounds. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission marks each of the 46,000 British and Commonwealth deaths.
There are 31 cemeteries on the Gallipoli peninsula. Men who have no grave are recorded on one of five memorials to the missing.
The largest is the Helles Memorial at the tip of Cape Helles with 21,000 names inscribed on panels around a 30 metre high obelisk. Details of all these men are available on the Commission’s website at www.cwgc.org.
For each individual you can discover the name that appears on the gravestone ( generally his full name, but not always); the date of his death; his age (if known), nationality, rank, service number and the unit to which he belonged, together with where he is buried or commemorated.
In addition, there may also be a brief note about a man’s parents or wife and any special inscription chosen by the family for his grave, or occasionally other information. citation, that is a short description of why the medal was awarded.
This website is not easy to use and the indexing is poor. At the very least you will get the man’s name, service number (not officers), rank, regiment and the date when the award was made. For awards of the Military Medal (MM) this is the only information you are likely to find. There is an index to Military Medals at thegenealogist.co.uk.
Citations for the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) are on Ancestry and