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Tasman JARVIS

Regimental number79
Place of birthRekuna
Place of birthRichmond, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCampania, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, George Jarvis, Campania, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Derwent Regiment for 5 years.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrighton, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), 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
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Eliza JARVIS; husband of Violet JARVIS, Bellerive, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1612 Pte Henry Thomas JARVIS, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 4 September 1916; 984 Pte Roy William JARVIS MM, Australian Infantry Base Depot, returned to Australia, 26 July 1919; 4524 Pte Alfred Edward JARVIS, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 27 August 1917; Cousin: 161 Pte Richard George JARVIS, 12th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Reported missing in action, 25 April 1915; subsequently confirmed killed in action, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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