Anzac - First Lt Cakmak's memorial

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FIRST LT NAZIF CAKMAK'S MEMORIAL
 ÜSTTEĞMEN NAZİF ÇAKMAK ANITI

 

First Lieutenant Nazif Tchammak's memorialFirst Lieutenant Nazif Tchammak's memorial during the Turkish ceremony on 10th August

First Lt Nazif Çakmak, brother of Marshal Fevzi Çakmak was killed when he jumped into the enemy trenches in front of his company during a bayonet charge, 26th July 1331 (8th August 1915)

Translated & transcribed from the “Nazif Çakmak” Memorial

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There is an inscription on his headstone that reads : "He was killed here", although the actual event possibly took place 70 metres to the south where today the fountain and the souvenir stalls are found, in the middle of what was no-man's land.  The symbolic grave was probaly built at the spot where it can be found now right on the summit of Chunuk Bair to attract more attention.

"Gallipoli Battlefield Guide", (Istanbul 2006), Gürsel Göncü & Şahin Aldoğan, p. 75

 

 

 

 


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