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Arthur MacKellar GILES

Date of birth31 October 1892
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAnalytical chemist
Addressc/o Colonial Sugar Co., O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 0.5"
Weight188 lbs
Next of kinArthur Giles, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the senior cadets
Enlistment date13 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Arthur Mackellar Giles on NR
Date of death6 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 21), 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 Sydney, 20 October 1914.

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

Promoted lieutenant, Dardanelles, 20 April 1915.

Admitted ('abrasion face') to No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915.

Admitted ('debility') to No. 16 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 25 June 1915; discharged to duty, Mudros, 3 July 1915; rejoined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 July 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-8 August 1915; buried at Brown's Dip.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILES Arthur MacKellar

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