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Martin Patrick GRIMES

Regimental number1704
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewstead, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Grimes, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1915
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 67), 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
104
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Catherine GRIMES, Newstead Terrace, Brisbane
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 16 September 1915; buried at Beauchop's Hill.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsConvicted for non-attendance at drill
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIMES Martin Patrick

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