Since 1867, more than 700 civilians are interred in a separate section within the cemetery. Among them is the grave of Sir Edward Barton, British ambassador of Queen Elizabeth I (1533/1603) to the Sublime Porte between 1588 and 1596, who died in 1598 on the island of Heybeliada in the Sea of Marmara, and his remains were transferred later here.
A chapel in memory of Sir Nicholas Roderick O'Conor memorial chapel, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1898 to 1908, is another historic monument in this cemetery includes many prominent members of the English Levantine community that lived and worked in Istanbul from around the 19th century to the early part of the 21 century and not only are there British subjects buried here but people from other parts of world that have either perished due to the conflicts around the region or as foriegners that lived and worked in Istanbul as are many prominent members of my family from my fathers side (Whittall /La Fontaine) that have lived and worked in Istanbul Turkey from the 19th Century till now.
Some military graves outside of the World War periods are also located in this section. It is very well kept cemetery although it has a civilian graves it is still very much a war cemetery and its always a pleasure visiting very peaceful and an on the odd occasion i have seen tour groups visiting the cemetery.