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Harry LOVE

Regimental number1568
Place of birthPoole England
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMiner
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinc/o Miss E Love, Kaneira, Westland, New Zealand
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1915
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialNo knwon grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Anne Love Balston, husband of Irene Balston, 21 Goa Street, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Poole, England. 36~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals:1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Balston Harry LOVE

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