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Frederick Horace GIRLING

Regimental number259
Place of birthBermondsey, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Girling, Lewisham London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRose Hill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 May 1915
Date of death30 May 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 37), 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
69
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked 22 December 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, skull, penetrating), Gallipoli, 29 May 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Gascon', at sea, 30 May 1915; buried at sea by Reverend Lee Warner, 3 miles off Gaba Tepe, 30 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIRLING Frederick Horace

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