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Albert Edward HEAP

Regimental number1855
Place of birthJesmond, New South Wales
SchoolState Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHorse driver
AddressRoyal Hotel Canbelego, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.25"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Heap, Royal Hotel, Canbelego,NSW
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), 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,
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Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to Hopsital Ship 'Sicilia' (gun shot wound, head), Gallipoli, 17 June 1915; died of wounds at sea, 17 June 1915; buried at sea by Reverend E Teale, 17 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEAP Albert Edward

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