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John William INMAN

Regimental number1202
Place of birthEmerald, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal employee
AddressWatkin Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Barlow, Watkin Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Garrison Artillery, Fremantle
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr and Mrs George INMAN. Native of Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Mena, 28 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Transferred to reinforcements, Lemnos, 10 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Lemnos, 22 April 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 10 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, INMAN John William

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