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Regimental number1759
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSpring Creek State School, Victoria
AddressAlaway Wellington Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss M Fossey, Alaway Wellington Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death30 August 1915
Age at death23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane, 8 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 'A' Company, 9 Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 29 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, head); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac Cove, 29 August 1915; to Mudros, Hospital Ship "Gloucester Castle", 29 August 1915.

Died of wounds, Hospital Ship "Gloucester Castle", 30 August 1915; buried at sea off Gaba Tepe, 30 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSSEY Hurtle

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