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Geoffrey Treacher GRANT

Regimental number929
Place of birthNapier, New Zealand
SchoolWilliamstown State School and private tuition
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressMain Road, Eltham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinThos Grant, Main Road, Eltham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets
Enlistment date23 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 7 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), 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
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emilie GRANT, Eltham, Victoria. Native of New Zealand
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 8th Light Horse Regiment from reinforcements, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

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

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