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Walker's Ridge Cemetery is a small Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery located near Suvla Baymarker in Turkeymarker. It contains the remains of Allied soldiers killed during the Battle of Gallipoli.

It was constructed on a spur which was named by the occupying troops after the headquarters of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Harold Walker, which was located there. The cemetery was formed during the occupation in 1915 and is divided into two plots 20 metres apart and originally separated by a trench.

Notable graves

Harold Rush's grave marker in Walker's Ridge Cemetery
Amongst the graves is that of 23 year old Trooper Harold Rush of the 10th Australian Light Horse regiment. Rush was in the third wave of troops to charge Turkish trenches at the battle of the Nek on 7 August 1915. Seeing that previous two waves had been slaughtered, just before his wave attacked he turned to a fellow soldier and said "Goodbye Cobber, God bless you". His parents had these last words recorded on his grave marker.

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