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John IREDALE

Regimental number1760
Place of birthSaddleworth, Yorkshire England
SchoolGrammar School Saddleworth
Age on arrival in Australia42
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Harriet Nickson, Talbot Hotel, Blackpool
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the Lancashire Regiment; served for 6 months in the 7th Hussars: purchased discharge.
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death22 August 1915
Age at death48
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 36), 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
69
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 17 March 1915.

Taken on strength, 13th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 23 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915'.

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

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