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Bertram HARRIS

Regimental number263
Place of birthSt Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England
SchoolCouncil School
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address...
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.75"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kin..., Mrs Page Harris, 15 St John's Road, St Leonards on Sea, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force in England: Royal FIeld Artillery and Royal Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 April 1915
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 36), 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: Page and Sarah HARRIS, 26 Silchester Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRIS Bertram

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