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Walter Daniel GLADING

Regimental number95
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolGladstone Park Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
AddressBronte And Dirkinson Streets, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Sarah C Glading,corner of Bronte And Dickinson Streets, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for two and a half years with the 29th Infantry.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Walter Daniel Glading onNR
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death10 August 1915
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), 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
29
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Confirmed as corporal, 29 December 1914.

Appointed lance sergeant, 2 January 1915.

Appointed sergeant, Mena, 3 April 1915.

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915; rejoined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 8 July 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, head), Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Dunluce Castle', 10 August 1915; buried at sea by A. Maxwell, between Gallipoli and Malta, 10 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLADING Walter Daniel

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