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Walter HEAP

Regimental number901
Place of birthPendlebury, Lancashire, England
SchoolChrist Church School, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address98 Varden Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Margaret Heap, 98 Varden Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Corporal in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Company Engineers Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 19 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Engineers Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was the youngest in his Regiment.
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), 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
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Sarah HEAP, 98 Varden Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Native of Pendlebury, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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