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Richard Robert GEORGE

Regimental number1749
Place of birthHaddington, Scotland
SchoolHaddington School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressCooktown, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John George, Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed in the Gordon Highlanders during the South African War.
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Place of enlistmentCooktown, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted, 6 January 1915 - 15th Bn; taken on strength, 15th Bn, 2 June 1915.
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Agnes GEORGE. Native of Haddington, Scotland. Served in th South African Campaign
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held at Serapeum, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.

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

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