Edward Edgar HERRING

Regimental number939
Place of birthGladesville, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressAshburn Place, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 3.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C E Herring, Ashburn Place, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Parramatta River Cadets
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
No details of embarkation for HQ and A-H Companies entered on Embarkation Roll.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1915
Date of death9 August 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (sprain, left foot), Gallipoli, 14 May 1915.

Admitted to No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 21 June 1915; rejoined 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Died of wounds (gun shot wounds, throat, throax and abdomen), Hospital Ship 'Delta', 9 August 1915; buried at sea by Reverend H S Marshall, 9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HERRING Edward Edgar