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Alfred Edward GURR

Regimental number108
Place of birthCressy, Tasmania
Addressc/o H Gurr, Waverley Mills, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Gurr, Waverley Mills, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 92nd Infantry
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrighton, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 20 September 1914, of being late on parade, Pontville, 20 September 1914: fined 4/-.

Found guilty, 2 October 1914, of being absent from tattoo on Wednesday until reveille on Friday, Pontville, 1 October 1914: fined 5/- and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 14 October 1914, of being absent from retreat, Pontville, 10 October 1914 to lights out, 12 October 1914: awarded 7 days confined to barracks and fined £2.

Embarked Hobart, 20 October 1914.

Found guilty, 28 October 1914, of being late on parade, at sea, 28 October 1914: admonished.

Found guilty, 1 January 1915, of neglect of duty while on sentry duty, Mena, 31 December 1914: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, 25-28 April 1915.

Board of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GURR Alfred Edward

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