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Daniel GARRETT

Regimental number2381
Place of birthRamsey England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Garrett, Orreys, Mt Bryde, Isle of Man,
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 May 1915
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), 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
62
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 31 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1915; admitted (wound, chest) to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; transferred (shrapnel wound, neck) to Hospital Ship 'Sicillia', Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Sicillia', 8 August 1915; buried at sea by Chaplain E. Teele, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARRETT Daniel

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