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The Valley of Death

The Valley of Death

When I walked through the gully in 2013 with my good friends Simon and Lynn it was quickly evident that there had been severe storms and heavy rainfall in the preceding months. Erosion and collapsed areas were common-place. Some 300 metres north of Aberdeen Gully, in the vicinity of Gully Farm, we came across the washed-out bones of a human being, apparently a humerus and perhaps a rib bone.  The bones did not constitute a ‘burial’ as such, so although I reported the sad find to the CWGC in Cannakale it is highly unlikely that any action will be taken.

The numbers of dead in the gully was in the thousands, allied and Ottoman, so it is not too surprising that bones will come to light on occasions.

We cannot know who they were, but we can honour them still, of all countries.  If you do find one of the fallen, please report it.



Water erosion in the gully close to the find of bones.