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Henry Phillip FRY

Place of birthEngland
SchoolPerth Boys' High School, Perth, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCrendon, Donnybrook, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John G Fry, Crendon, Donnybrook, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 25th Light Horse
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: 11 December 1915

FateKilled in Action 29 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Edith Horatia FRY. Native of Donnybrook, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Freemantle, 8 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Evacuated sick (influenza), HMT 'Dunluce Castle, 31 May 1915; discharged from No. 2 General Hospital, Gezireh, 5 June 1915; embarked Alexandria, 14 June 1915; rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRY Henry Phillip

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