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Jack Bolton HARRIS

Regimental number1955
Place of birthBolton Vale, O'Connell, New South Wales
SchoolO'Connell Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBolton Vale, O'Connell, near Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.5"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Harris, Bolton Vale, O'Connell, near Bathurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death23.7
Age at death from cemetery records23
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
32 2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Emily HARRIS, Bolton Vale, O'Connell, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1954 Pte Cecil Disney HARRIS, AIF Canteens, Egypt, effective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 24 March 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.

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

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