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Edward Dennis GRIFFIN

Regimental number1191
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShearer
AddressGeorge Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinE P Griffin c/o Lee's Fruit Shop, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1191A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDied of wounds 3 June 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Edward Denis Griffin on NR
Date of death3 June 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 37), 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
69
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 29 May 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, head), Hospital Ship 'Gascon', 3 June 1915; buried at sea between Gallipoli and Alexandria by Reverend Lee Warner, 4 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFIN Edward Dennis

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