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Alexander Richard GUTHRIE

Regimental number949
Place of birthWedderburn, Victoria
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressVictoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 10.75"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Guthrie, 32 Kingston Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceMember of the Detective Society, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Mary GUTHRIE; husband of Mary GUTHRIE, 32 Rushton Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Freemantle, 26 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Died of wounds (shrapnel wounds, chest and left arm), Hospital Ship 'Rewa', 6 August 1915; buried at sea, 6 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUTHRIE Alexander Richard

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