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Regimental number411
Date of birth2 April 1891
Place of birthTerang, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Other trainingCarpenter and Joiner
Address21 Normanby Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Garner, 21 Normanby Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Acting Sergeant in the Militia Drill Room, North Melbourne, Victoria; served for 3 years in the 5th Australian Infantry Regiment
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentEssendon, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death14 July 1915
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 19 October 1914.

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; admitted (gun shot wound, chest and face) 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 29 April 1915; embarked Alexadria to rejoin unit, 3 July 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 10 July 1915.

Promoted to sergeant, Gallipoli, 10 July 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 3 July 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, legs and body; fractured face), Hospital Ship 'Gascon', 1.00am, 14 July 1915; buried at sea, 3 miles of Gaba Tepe, by Rev. C. Mayne, 14 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNER George

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