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Noel William Howard GALE

Regimental number166
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
SchoolKing's College, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressChurchill, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Gale, Churchill, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 16th Infantry and the light horse
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, 21 November 1911 (Bathurst Street, Sydney, branch). Transferred to Southern branch, Sydney, December 1911; to Wollongong branch, 20 March 1912; to Newcastle West branch, 1 June 1914.
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Commemoration detailsThe 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
32
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Blanche GALE, "Glengarrah", Lagoon Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 18 October 1914.

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

Appointed lance corporal, Lemnos, 8 April 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry held onboard HMT Z23, 24 March 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 141.

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