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Joseph GORMAN

Regimental number1552
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFitter
Address137 Fenwick Street, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Daniel Gorman, Goodna Police Station, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-11 August 1915
Date of death9 August 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), 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

Joined 1st Bn from reinforcements, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 6-11 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-11 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORMAN Joseph

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