|Additional Information:||Son of Alice Brinsmead, of 16, Norton Rd., Wembley, Middx., and the late Horace G. Brinsmead.|
|Cemetery:||LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, 75|
|Location:||The Cemetery is 1
kilometre west of Sedd el Bahr village. It stands on a small ridge named
Karaja Oghul Tepe, 110 metres above the sea and overlooking
|Historical Information:||On 25 April 1915, the
29th Division landed troops at "S," "V,"
"W," "X" and "Y" Beaches, five small coves
at or near the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The landing at
"Y" Beach (Gurkha Bluffs) was carried out by the 1st King's
Own Scottish Borderers and the Plymouth Battalion of the Royal Naval
Division, but these troops were forced to re-embark on the following
day. The 2nd Royal Fusiliers landed at "X" Beach, followed by
the rest of the 87th Brigade. Under very severe fire, the 1st Lancashire
Fusiliers landed on "W" Beach and cut their way through wire
entanglements and trenches to the edge of the cliff. They and the other
battalions of the 88th Brigade established themselves on the hills of
Tekke Burnu and Helles Burnu. The beach became known as Lancashire
The greater part of the cemetery (Rows A to J and part of Row L) was made between the landing in April 1915 and the evacuation of the peninsula in January 1916. Row I contains the graves of over 80 men of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers who died in the first two days following the landing. The 97 graves in Row K and graves 31 to 83 in Row L were brought from islands of the Aegean after the Armistice.
There are now 1,235 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 135 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate ten casualties who are known to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains 17 Greek war graves.