Maps of Australian locations on Gallipoli 1915

 

From the Battle of the Landing in April 1915 until August, the Allies held only a slim hold on Gallipoli. After the August Offensive, their forces gained some ground north of Anzac Cove and occupied Turkish trenches at Lone Pine in the south.

Anzac Area map

The names on this map became so familiar to Australian and New Zealand families as they read daily accounts of the battles on Gallipoli.

A map of Greece and Turkey with a close up of Gallipoli Peninsula
Map of the Anzac Area on Gallipoli peninsula in 1915

The map shows the location of Lemnos island (inset), as well as critical areas of operations for Australian and New Zealand forces, such as:

  • North Beach
  • Anzac Cove
  • Sari Bair Ridge
  • The Nek
  • Quinn's Post

The right inset map shows the critical areas of operations for all forces during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915, such as:

  • Suvla Bay to the north of Anzac Cove
  • Anzac Cove
  • Cape Helles, south of Anzac Cove

Strategic maps of Gallipoli

A map of Gallipoli Peninsula
Map of the ground held by Allied forces on Gallipoli from April 1915 to January 1916

This map covers the Gallipoli peninsula and the Straits of the Dardanelles, an area that is approximately 30km north to south and 25km west to east. The area extends from Suvla Bay in the north to Cape Helles in the south, and Çanakkale on the Asian shore of the Dardanelles in the east.

The Narrows are marked between the towns of Eceabat and Çanakkale.

The 3 Allied landings from the Aegean Sea on the western shores of the Gallipoli peninsula are shown on the map.

Much of the ground held by Allied forces from April to December 1915 was captured on or shortly after 25 April, with the landings at Anzac Cove and North Beach. The area is labelled 'Old Anzac' on the map and marked in orange.

The Old Anzac area is surrounded by a larger area marked in blue on the map, which shows the ground held at Anzac from August to December 1915, after the August Offensive.

On 6 August 1915, Allied forces landed at Suvla Bay immediately north of the Old Anzac area. The Allies held ground there from August to December 1915, which is marked green on the map. Salt Lake is shown in the centre of the area.

Hill 60 is shown between the Anzac and British-held areas, behind the Ottoman line. Sari Bair range is marked in a large semi-circle from northern Suvla Bay down to Kabatepe in the south, below the Anzac-held territory.

Along the Sari Bair range, the map shows the summits of:

  • Hill 971
  • Chunuk Bair
  • Mal Tepe

Küçükanafarta and Büyükanafarta villages are shown in the central north of the peninsula.

Also on 25 April 1915:

  • British forces landed at Helles, at the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula
  • French troops launched a feint attack at Kum Kale, on the opposite shore of the Dardanelles (and moved to Helles soon afterwards)

The ground held by the British and French is marked red on the map, where you can see:

  • Cape Helles in the south
  • Krithia in the centre of the peninsula
  • Achi Baba, the hill above Krithia

Helles was not evacuated until January 1916.

A map of Gallipoli bordering on Anzac Cove, North beach and Ocean beach
Map of the Anzac area on Gallipoli from April to December 1915

This map shows the general topography inland from Anzac Cove and North Beach, an area that was approximately 8km north to south and 6km west to east.

Kabatepe is the most southern and western point on the map. Hill 60 is the most northern point.

The peaks in the Sari Bair Range are between 200 to 300m high. They are shown in the centre of the map from south to north:

  • Battleship Hill
  • Chunuk Bair
  • Rhododendron Ridge
  • Hill 971

The Sari Bair ridge is marked from Lone Pine in the south, then Steele's Post, Courtney's Post, Quinn's Post, The Nek and Baby 700 in the north.

Further west towards the coast are:

  • Shell Green
  • Plugge's Plateau
  • The Sphinx
  • Walker's Ridge

Up the coast from North Beach are:

  • Fisherman's Hut
  • Embarkation Pier
  • Ocean Beach

Immediately inland from Fisherman's Hut and Embarkation Pier are:

  • No. 1 Outpost
  • No. 2 Outpost

Beauchop's Hill is about 1km inland from Ocean Beach.


Last updated: 21 November 2019

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2019), Maps of Australian locations on Gallipoli 1915, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 20 October 2020, http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/wars-and-missions/ww1/where-australians-served/gallipoli/map-australian-locations
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