|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||half Si, Miss Grace, H S Fornachon, Golden Grove, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served 1.5 years in the Senior Cadets; member for 3 years of the Adelaide University Rifle Club|
|Place of enlistment||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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
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|Parents: Charles Louis and Marie FORNACHON. Native of Adelaide|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Promoted lance corporal, 1 September 1914.
Embarked Sydney, 18 October 1914; disembarked Alexandria, December 1914.
Promoted corporal, 28 January 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.
Court of Inquiry held in the field, 24 March 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FORNACHON Paul Charles Albert|