|Place of birth||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|School||Chatswood Preparatory & Sydney Grammar Schools, New South Wales|
|Address||c/o Railway Station, Katoomba, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, G S Irwin, c/o Railway Station, Katoomba, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 month as an infantry officer in the Riverina|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||19.9|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), 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
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|Parents: George and Sara IRWIN, "Merri Merri", Dolphin Street, Coogee, New Sout Wales. Native of Goulburn|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Taken on strength, 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.
Reported missing, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.
Court of Inquiry held in the field, 3 November 1915, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, IRWIN George Roy|