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Memorials to the Missing

Gallipoli Guide

The Allies did not return to Gallipoli until more than three years after the evacuation, so most of those who fell during the fighting were either never located or, if found, not identified. These men are commemorated on memorials to the missing.

The main British memorial to the missing is on the wall surrounding the Cape Helles Memorial. It includes the names of 20,763 men who fell in all the main sectors of fighting - Helles, Anzac and Suvla. The names of only a handful of New Zealanders are to be found on it - men who served in British or Australian units.

The New Zealand government decided that the New Zealand Expeditionary Force's missing - 67 per cent of those who fell - should be commemorated near where they lost their lives. So during the 1920s New Zealand memorials to the missing, designed by Sir John Burnet, were created at four cemeteries: Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Lone Pine and Twelve Tree Copse.

Search all New Zealanders who died at Gallipoli:

See also the Cemeteries page for location maps for these memorials.

Chunuk Bair Memorial to the Missing
Chunuk Bair Memorial to the Missing
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Ariburnu cemetery on beach
Lone Pine
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Twelve Tree Copse
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