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Lucien GAILLARD

Regimental number138
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor's assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Jones, Fairgrove House, Blackhorse Lane, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 May 1915
Date of death10 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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: Raoul GAILLARD and Laura Jones (formerly GAILLARD), "Glenrise", Carew Road, Eastbourne, England. Native of Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 17 September 1914.

Found guilty, 3 November 1914, of breaking out of camp on 2 November 1914: admonished.

Found guilty, 18 December 1914, of being absent from camp from 12.00am, 15 December 1914, to 9.00pm, 16 December 1914: fined 5/-.

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

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

Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 10 May 1915.

Court of Inquiry held at Serapeum, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 10 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAILLARD Lucien

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