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Regimental number2045
Place of birthFitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCaulfield State School, Caulfield, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressWindsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.125"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Lovell Andrews P Harris, 7 Henry Street, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled in the attack on the 'W' Hill - or Hill 60, Gallipoli, on 29th August,1915.
FateKilled in Action 27-29 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 41), 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: Lovell and Florence POULETT-HARRIS, 25 Lucan Street, Caulfield, Victoria. Native of Fitzroy
Family/military connectionsBrother: [189] Lt Hector POULETT-HARRIS MM, 1st Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 July 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 3 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'died at Gallipoli during the month of August 1915'.

Department of Defence amended fate, 12 November 1920, to 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 27-29 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Lovell Poulett HARRIS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, POULETT-HARRIS Lovell

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