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Neil KIDD

Regimental number1740
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShunter
AddressMatheson Street, Yea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur Kidd, Matheson Street, Yea, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 September 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 66), 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
99
Family/military connectionsBrother: 290 Lt Robert KIDD, 58th Bn, killed in action, 25 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 7 September 1915 (shrapnel wound, jaw and throat).

Died of wounds at sea on board HS 'Macheno', 7 September 1915; buried at sea, off Lemnos Island, 7 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIDD Neil

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