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Alexander GRANT

Regimental number541
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressPark Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. J. Grant, Park Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the 5th Battalion
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1915
Date of death1 August 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), 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
62
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 8 December 1914, of being drunk, Mena Camp, 17 December 1914: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 29 December 1914, of being absent without leave, Mena Camp, 26-27 December 1914: awarded detention and fined 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 16 January 1915, of being drunk, Mena Camp, 15 January 1915: awarded 7 days confined to barracks and no leave for 2 weeks.

Found guilty, 15 February 1915, of (1) being drunk, (2) using obscene language to an NCO, and (3) resisting arrest, Mena Camp, 13 February 1915: awarded 7 days confined to barracks and fined 7/6.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Found guilty, 17 April 1915, of (1) improper behaviour towards a superior officer, (2) being drunk, and (3) willfully throwing a rifle into the sea: fined 10/ and the cost of the rifle, £4/17/6.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 31 July 1915; Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, head), Gallipoli, 31 July 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Renwa', 31 July 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Renwa', 1 August 1915; buried at sea near Alexandria, 1 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRANT Alexander

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