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Harry GRANT

Regimental number605
Place of birthShanklin, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWoodworker
Address36 Lilydale Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, Lilian Grant , 36 Lilydale Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1919
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 65), 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
96
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Melbourne Hospital (broken collarbone), February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 4 October 1915; admitted to 6th Field Ambulance (bullet wound, head), Gallipoli, 4 October 1915; transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli; died of wounds, Gallipoli, 4 October 1915.

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

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