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Stanley Millwood GARNHAM

Regimental number686
Date of birth22 January 1884
Place of birthMorpeth, New South Wales
SchoolMorpeth Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressLargs, near West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Robert Garnham, Largs, near West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 4th Infantry, Commonwealth forces; member of a Denman Rifle Club
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
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 Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 28 April 1915

FateKilled in Action 13 December 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
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: Charles and Mary GARNHAM, Dunmore, Largo, Scotland. Native of Morpeth
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2106 Pte Albert Charles GARNHAM, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; Cousin: 2531 Pte Clarence Leslie BIRD, 34th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted sergeant, Sydney, 1 September 1914.

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.

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

Commissioned 2nd lieutenant, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915.

Reported missing, 8 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNHAM Stanley Millwood

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