Topic: BatzG - Hill 60
The Battle for Hill 60
Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
Turkish Order of Battle, 27 August 1915
The key Turkish formation is the 33rd Infantry Regiment which was part of the 11th Infantry Division raised in the Amanus-Jehan provinces of Turkey.
Originally commanded by Sevki Bey, KIA 27 April 1915, this formation took an active role in the resistance against the Allied forces which had landed at Anzac on 25 April 1915. After this battle, a diary of the battle was discovered in the possession of a dead Turkish officer. The original and accompanying translation made its way to the Australian War Memorial collection although it is believed that many individuals made personal copies of this diary at Gallipoli so it is not surprising that the document has turned up in many private collections.
By 27 August 1915, the 33rd Infantry Regiment was commanded by Rushdi Bey. The Regiment had three battalions and a Machine Gun Company. The 1st Battalion, 33rd Infantry Regiment was commanded by Major Ali Faik.
Citation: The Battle for Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915, Turkish Order of Battle, 27 August 1915