Ari Burnu with its CWGC cemetery in 2010,
looking down from Plugges Plateau (Photo: Stephen Chambers).
As the first troops ashore, two
companies of the 11th AIF from HMS London found
themselves eventually rowing ashore here seeing tows zig-zagging
ahead of them. Most of the initial troops landed between here and
Hell Spit (around the point). Those who did come ashore on this
side (North Beach) were badly torn up by Turkish fire from the
hills around. One of the boats residing at the AWM in Canberra
today is believed to have been one that laid on the seashore in the
open, full of dead and wounded throughout the 25th. Some troops did
manage to get up into the hills and seized the high-ground;
Ari Burnu cemetery is also situated
here. This is the cemetery at which the Dawn service is held each
Anzac Day although a new area has been opened on this side of Ari
Burnu to cope with increased attendances.