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Horace Letcher HEIGHT

Regimental number954
Place of birthTaradale, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPainter
Addressc/o F West, Bullock Hills Road, Wagin East, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Thomas Height, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a bugler in the 8th Australian Infantry, Castlemaine
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1915
Place of enlistmentWagin, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21.6
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 68), 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
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth HEIGHT. Native of Castlemaine, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Wounded in action, Apex, Gallipoli, 14 September 1915; died of wounds (shrapnel wounds, abdomen), Gallipoli, 14 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEIGHT Horace Letcher

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