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Herbert Henry FRASER

Regimental number1093
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
SchoolState School, Murtoa, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStriker
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.25"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christiana Fraser, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and the 73rd Infantry Battalion, Citizen Forces
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death18 July 1915
Age at death19.8
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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
43
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 21 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 18 July 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac Cove, 18 July 1915 (fractured leg and shock); died of wounds, Hospital Ship "Sicilia", 18 July 1915 (shrapnel wound, thigh); buried at sea between Gallipoli and Malta, 19 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRASER Herbert Henry

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