|Place of birth||Willesden, London, England|
|School||London County Council School, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||19|
|Address||Northam, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mrs I Larter, Bullock Hill Road, East Wagin, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Helena Vale, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, G Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), 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
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Trinity Uniting (formerly Congregational) Church, Perth, Western Australia. Memorial consists of two arched stained glass windows (inscription left: 'I will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage'; inscription right: 'I have fought the good fight. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.' Centred beneath the windows is a small brass plaque: 'World's War. Commenced 4th August 1914. Armistice signed 11th November 1918. Peace signed 28th June 1919. In the cause of truth combined for the freedom of mankind.' Beneath the windows and flanking the plaque left and right are two larger brass plaques bearing the names of members of the parish who served in the war. Those who died are marked with an asterisk and the words 'These died for us'. Parents: George and Isabella LARTER, 128 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne, Western Australia|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.
Killed in action, 2 May 1915.
Statement [undated], Red Cross File No 1551005H, 791 Pte C. HUDSON, D Company, 11th Bn: Killed by a machine gun on first day of landing April 25th. This information was given to the informant by a man in the same group of friends.'
Second statement, Pte J.V. RATHBORNE, 11th Bn (patient, hospital, Malta), 9 July 1915: 'Killed April 25th. - near Kaba [sic] Tepe.'
Third statement, 793 Pte J.E. HIGGS, D Company, 11th Bn (patient, Atelier Hospital, Heliopolis), 4 September 1915: 'Said to have been shot in the head on April 25th and to have died early on the morning of the 26th -- he was carried from firing line to shelter of a hill by two companions of whom one was Pte. W.J. Cowan, 11th A.I.F. Witness heard Larter asking for water -- early in the morning of 26th he was found dead by his friends who had acrried him from firing line. Witness did not [underlined] see him dead. Larter was from Western Australia.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LARTER George
Red Cross File No 1551005H