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James Alexander GREENLEES

Regimental number251
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolDrummoyne Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJoiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Jane Elizabeth Greenlees. 17 Terry Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Military Training scheme and in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death1 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane GREENLEES, 5 Bridge Street, Rozelle, New South Wales. Native of Balmain
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915.

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

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