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Stephen GRIMSLEY

Regimental number1546
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, S A Grimsley, 8 Belmont Villas, Kingsland Road, South Bermondsey, London
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 August 1915
Date of death21 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and P. GRIMSLEY, 8 Belmont Villas, Step Bridge, Woking, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 April 1915.

Admitted to Sweeper Clacton (influenza), 21 May 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital (bullet wound, right leg), Cairo, 7-8 June 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Heluan, 10 June 1915; rejoined 13th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, Gallipoli, 21 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIMSLEY Stephen

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