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Percival Charles GREENHILL

Regimental number902
Place of birthWindsor, England
Other trainingServed in the Merchant Marine.
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinAdopted Father, Harris Stone, 70 Crowndale Road, Camden Town, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Royal Navy
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDetails supplied by 'his adopted mother'.
FateKilled in Action 25-29 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), 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
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Adopted son of Mr H. Stone, 70 Crowndale Road, Camden Town, London, England. Native of Windsor, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 29 October 1914, of being absent without leave from the troopship, 27 October 1914: reprimanded.

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

Found guilty, 11 March 1915, of breaking ship and going absent without leave, 11 March 1915: awarded 10 days Field Punishment No. 2 and fined 10 day's pay.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915.

Board of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENHILL Percival Charles

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