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Edward Charles GUPPY

Regimental number2138
Place of birthYetminster, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.25"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Guppy, Yetminster, Dorsetshire, England
Previous military serviceNil; Previously rejected as unfit for service (insufficient chest measurement)
Enlistment date7 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentWycheproof, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1915
Date of death10 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Eliza GUPPY, Oak House, Yetminster, Dorset, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, C Company, 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, brain), Gallipoli, 9 August 1915; transferred to the Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship, 'Neuralia', 10 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUPPY Edward Charles

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