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Henry Daintree FOOT

Regimental number135
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressCardigan Station, Q N Railway via Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Foot, Cardigan Station, Q N Railway, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia (2nd Infantry)
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1915
Date of death1 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), 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
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred K. and Mary Eleanor FOOT, Cardinston, Townsville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Mobilised for war service, August 1914.

Embarked Cairns for Thursday Island, 8 August 1914.

Enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 14 August 1914.

Embarked Thursday Island for German New Guinea, 16 August 1914; returned to Townsville, 18 September 1914, owing to mutiny by members of ship's crew.

Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 17 September 1914; discharged from Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 18 September 1914.

Promoted lance corporal, 1 October 1914.

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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