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Patrick FOLEY

Regimental number392
Place of birthGlendree, Tulla, Co Clare, Ireland
SchoolGlendree National School, Co Clare, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMallanganee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight192 lbs
Next of kinFather, P Foley, Tulla, Co Clare, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 2 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 4), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 'C' Squadron, 5th Light Horse Regiment 25 October 1914. Transferred to 'B' Squadron, 7 November 1914.

Embarked from Sydney on board H.T 'Persic', 21 December 1914. Proceeded to Gallipoli 16 May 1915. Killed in action at Anzac Cove, 2 June 1915, and buried at Shrapnel Gulley, 3 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOLEY Patrick

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