Anzac - Lt Colonel Hussein Avni Manastir's grave

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LT-COLONEL HUSSEIN AVNI MANASTIR'S GRAVE
YARBAY HÜSEYİN AVNİ MANASTIR'IN MEZARI

Huseyin Avni with his children

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It is incidently recorded that the commander of the 57th (whose name is given as “Ahuni Bey” and who is described as a good man and well loved) told his visitors that he had just received a letter from his children asking how long the war would last, and whether their father would be with them for the feast (*) as he had been the year before, and added how dreary it was without him.  Two hours later he was killed near his headquarters on Mortar Ridge by a shell from one of the newly-arrived British howitzers.

(*) “Sheker Bayrami”  indicates the
end of the Ramazan (Muslim month of fasting)

the tomb of Huseyin Avni, commander of the 57th Regiment

Last updated : 01/12/06

 

"Huseyin Avni with his children" picture reproduction provided by Güven Pınar - private collection.

and is a feast very popular with children as they receive gifts and sweats, hence the name “Sugar Feast”. In 1915 the exact date of the feast was 13th till 15th August.

"The story of Anzac", Volume II, (Sydney 1981), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 324