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Alexander GAMMIE

Regimental number1108
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBricklayer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Gammie, Madeline Street
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Perth Infantry
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Alexander Gammie on NR
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 21), 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
40
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Healinea GAMMIE, Moorefield Avenue, Hunter's Hill, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.

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

Appointed lance corporal, 29 July 1915.

Admitted (gun shot wound, chest) to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, date unrecorded; died, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915; buried at Lone Pine, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAMMIE Alexander

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