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Frederick Augustus LIGHT

Regimental number1382
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRubber worker
Address70 Caledonia Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinStepfather, Richard Robertson, 70 Caledonia Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1279
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), 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
29
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, 25 April 1915.

Burried by Rev. McKenzie, Valley of Death, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; grave subsequently lost.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LIGHT Frederick Augustus

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