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Walter LOWEN

Regimental number956
Place of birthHighgate, Hornsey, England
SchoolCampsbourne Board School, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLighthouse keeper
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.25"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Lowen, 17 North View Road, Hornsey London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years as Signaller in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 27), 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
70
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. J. and Mrs E. LOWEN, 17 North View Road, Hornsey, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGiven name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as William.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOWEN Walter

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