The Chunuk Bair (Çanak Bayır) Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Cemetery and Memorial is located between Eceabat and Bigali on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The memorial lists 849 missing soldiers from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF), and the cemetery has 632 burials, of which only ten are identified. All of the CWGC memorials and cemeteries at Gallipoli were designed by Sir John Burnet (1857-1938). Read more about Burnet’s memorials here.
This article about the proposed national WW1 memorial recently appeared in the July 25th issue of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ publication The Dirt.
The article raises two important points:
First, is it the goal of the project to build a national WW1 memorial in DC or is it to renovate a poorly maintained, under-used urban park that has been designated a national landmark?
100 years ago in Kansas, August 9-11, 1917:
August 9, 1917
- A remount station for 10,000 horses and a bakery to provide bread for 50,000 men were planned at Fort Riley.
August 10, 1917
The National Archives branch in Kansas City continues to observe the WWI Centennial in its August newsletter. This month it takes a look at a Native American student’s experience in the war. Use the link below; you will need to scroll down to read the article: