Gallipoli casualties by country

 

This interactive diagram shows the number of fatal and non-fatal casualties for Allied and Ottoman forces during the Gallipoli campaign (April 1915–January 1916).

The Gallipoli campaign was a costly failure for the Allies, with an estimated 27,000 French, and 115,000 British and dominion troops (Great Britain and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Newfoundland) killed or wounded. Over half these casualties (73,485) were British and Irish troops. New Zealand suffered around 8000 killed and wounded, about 5.6 percent of Allied casualties on Gallipoli. The Ottoman Empire paid a heavy price for their victory: an estimated 250,000 Turkish and Arab troops were killed or wounded defending Gallipoli.

Note: It is difficult to determine exact casualty figures for the Gallipoli campaign as numbers vary in different publications. The statistics used for this graphic are based on casualty figures in Richard Stowers, Bloody Gallipoli (2005).

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Barry Adshead

Posted: 25 Apr 2020

My Grandad Tom Elkington was in the Cheshire regiment. He used to tell us about one of his worst days, after the battle you had to go out and collect the rifles and dog tags off the dead. There were so many bodies it was impossible to walk on the ground you had to walk on the bodies. He was with a mate one collecting rifles the other collecting dog tags. He stepped on a body who sat up screaming WHOOOOOO
They both screamed in shock dropped everything ran back and dived into their trench, sitting there panting in shock after a few minutes his mate said “Tommy we have to go back, that bloke may still be alive” They summoned up courage and went back, unfortunately the man was dead, he must have taken a deep breath as he die and standing on his stomach forced the air to sit him up and wail.
As a child I could never understand why Grandad was fighting the Turkish soldiers when my dad and his brothers had just comeback from fighting the Germans?

Barry Adshead

Trevor Walker

Posted: 08 Nov 2019

Hi my grandad named Jack or John Walker who fought in Gallipoli and from Bolton Lancashire , as the story goes lost his hand and harm to elbow he was fitted with a cast hook and he was supposed to be the first person to make it back to the UK without a limb as most died on the field or later with shock , blood poisoning , it seems when he came back home they had a brass band waiting from him , which he did not like and came home through the back way , is there anyone that may know about this ?

Dot

Posted: 20 Apr 2019

Brilliant site very easy access and some interesting facts and figures thank you