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Francis GEORGE

Regimental number2147
Place of birthTerowie, South Australia
Other NamesTERNAN, B F G
SchoolCarrieton Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address2 Malcolm Street, Maylands, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Ternan, 2 Malcolm Street, Maylands, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 57), 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
81
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis Frederick and Grace TERNAN, 4 Amherst Avenue, North Norwood, South Australia. Native of Adeliade, South Australia. True family name TERNAN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 30 July 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEORGE Francis

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