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Joseph Alfred IRWIN

Regimental number1774
Place of birthSingleton, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Charlotte Jane Irwin, Railway Street, Murrindi, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 'about' 18 months in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMurrurundi, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name301st (Mechanical Transport), 8th Company, Army Service Corps (17th Divisional Ammunition Park)
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/98/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
11
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915.

Died of Wounds, New Zealand Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 30 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather to 2 daughters (Agnes Maud and Veronica Ida Mary Irwin)
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRWIN Joseph Alfred

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