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Albert Arthur KIERNAN

Regimental number1
Place of birthMarlborrugh New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChemist
AddressDutrie Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinMrs A Kiernan, Dutrie Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), 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
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and katherine KIERNAN; husband of Alice KIERNAN, 26 Dutruc Street, Randwick, New South Wales. Native of New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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