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Barnard Gregory HARRISON

Regimental number193
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address...
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.25"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, A G Harrison 20 Almack Road, Clapton London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1915
Date of death10 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), 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
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Elizabeth HARRISON, 20 almack road, Clapton, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Admitted to hospital, Mustapha, 21 May 1915; discharged to duty, 27 May 1915.

Admitted to Reception Hospital, Mustapha, 4 June 1915; discharged to duty, 7 June 1915; rejoined 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, head), Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 10 August 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRISON Barnard Gregory

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