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Percy James LOBB

Regimental number120
Place of birthLong Gully, Victoria
SchoolEaglehawk State School, Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMiner and carpenter
AddressMason Street, Newport, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs McDonald, Mason Street, Newport, Victoria
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: Refers 6 August 1915.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette',Supplement, No. 29455, 28 January 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44, 6 April 1916.

FateDied of wounds 19 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), 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
24
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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