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Thomas William GREENWELL

Regimental number2157
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEast Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 11.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs. Rennie, East Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Place of enlistmentRochford, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 August 1915
Date of death13 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary GREENWELL. Native of Yapeen, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENWELL Thomas William

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