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James LOGAN

Regimental number65
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolGuermeuton Public School, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionWesleyan
OccupationLighthouse keeper
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinRebecca Logan, Carlton Apartment, Montreal, Canada
Previous military serviceServed 15 years in the British Navy as 1st Class Signaller.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAt the age of 22 he was presented with the Royal Humane Society's certificate medal for saving a young woman from drowning. He dived from the top bridge of HMS Galatea in full uniform in England.
FateKilled in Action 4 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death4 May 1915
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Will signed as James Glendinning
Family/military connectionsHe had a brother who went with the engineers from Sydney, but as far as I know, just did his duty for his country and for humanity.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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