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Arthur GOLDTHORPE

Regimental number1031
Place of birthEcclesfield, near Sheffield, England
SchoolWoodhouse near Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressAthol, Elinore Street, Estgrove Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Maud Goldthorpe, Athol Elinore Street, Estgrove Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death22 August 1915
Age at death18.3
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 61), 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
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie GOLDTHORPE, 13 McCauley Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held at Tel-el-Kibir, 21 January 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1180411G, 1072 QMS G. ELLIOTT, 18 Bn, 21 January 1916: 'Took part in charge on Hill 60, became separated with a number of others, and occupied one of the Turkish trenches. Whilst here was believed to have been killed by a Turkish bomb, thrown from a trench 20 yards in advance of our position.'

Second statement, 1003 Pte S.J.D. UREN, 18th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 13 April 1916: 'Informant states that on the 22nd August 1915, at Bari-Bair, he was in the attack on Hill 60, and was then corporal. He is certain the above man was killed, because several of the men wounded on that day told him that they had seen him fall and he never returned.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOLDTHORPE Arthur
Red Cross File No 1180411G

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