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Alfred Percy GLOVER

Regimental number1182
Place of birthOatlands, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressOatlands, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, William W Glover, Oatlands, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death9 August 1915
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
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alice GLOVER, High Street, Oatlands, Tasmania. Commemorated in Oatlands Uniting Cemetery, Tasmania. Inscription on headstone reads: '... who gave his life for the Empire'.
Family/military connections10 cousins
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, chin), Gallipoli, 27 April 1915; admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 4 May 1915; transferred to Base Details, fit for duty, Zeitoun, 31 May 1915; rejoined 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 16 June 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLOVER Alfred Percy

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