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Clifton GRENFELL

Regimental number381
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressRosslyn Road, Belmont via Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, R H Grenfell, Rosslyn Road, Belmont via Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 17th Light Horse and the Senior Cadets
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentDeniliquin, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 1

FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), 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: Richard and Caatherine GRENFELL, Belmont, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Acting Corporal, 3 October 1914.

Appointed Sergeant, 18 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRENFELL Clifton

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