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Frederick Gilbert GIPPS

Regimental number160
Place of birthNew South Wales
SchoolHawthorn Grammar, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLehing Manor, Davidson Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Gipps, Lehing Manor, Davidson Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalkers Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), 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
6
Family/military connectionsLt H.B. Gipps 55 Battery AFA, resigned commission 12 June 1919 to join North Russian Relief Force; mentioned in despatches 1917; DCM in Russia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 25 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, abdomen), Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Delta', 8 August 1915; buried at sea between Gallipoli and Mudros, by Reverend H. S. Marshall, 9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIPPS Frederick Gilbert

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