|Place of birth||Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||36 Norfolk Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||38|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Edith Holdaway, 36 Norfolk Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 10 years in the 24th Infantry|
|Place of enlistment||Kensington, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Quartermaster Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||He was a crack Rifle Shot.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||38|
|Place of burial||At Sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Appointed Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 1 May 1915.
Died of wounds, A36 'Dongola', 4 May 1915; buried at sea.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Father to one son (Cecil Geo Holdaway) and three daugters (Edna M Holdaway, Audrey B Holdaway and Rita Irene Holdaway)|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOLDAWAY William James|