Anzac Reflections — Gallipoli missing

Keith Westwater
2 min readApr 4, 2024
drawing of old buildings backgrounded by pen-writing on old paper; image of young boy with cloth cap
Images: Canva
Photo of a large memorial with crosses on its four faces. Graves are in the foreground
New Zealand Memorial to the Missing at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey. Image: Lainey Myers-Davies

Recent research indicates that at least 16,000, possibly more than 17,000, NZ Expeditionary Force (NZEF) soldiers served at Gallipoli in the First World War (Wikipedia) in the period April — December 1915. During the entire War, the NZEF experienced a 58%…

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Keith Westwater

Writer of personal essays, poems, wine stories. Published memoirist and poet (5 books). Master of Letters (CQU, Australia). Lives in Wellington, New Zealand.