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James GALLACHER

Regimental number726
Place of birthScotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStonemason
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, L Gallacher, 27 Upaul Station, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-12 August 1915
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
36
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lawrence and Ellen GALLACHER, 27 Stankard's Rows, Uphall, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.

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

Appointed lance corporal, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 6-12 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLACHER James

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