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Rayner GARLAKE

Regimental number2259
Place of birthCaledon South Africa
Age on arrival in Australia38
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolicitor
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. S. Garlake, Main Avenue, Wyneberg, near Capetown, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed in the Colonial Defence Force, South Africa for 2 years (early 1900 to 31 May 1902)
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 27 March 1915 - 2nd Bn 6th Reinforcemernts; taken on strength 2nd Bn 6 August 1915.
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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: John and Susan GARLAKE; husband of S.R. GARLAKE, Mains Avenue, Wynberg, Capetown, South Africa
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1915.

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: , GARLAKE Rayner

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