Samuel James MacFARLANE

Regimental number866
Place of birthDoons, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland
Place of birthPortrush, Co Antrim, Ireland
SchoolAcademical Institution Coleraine, Co Antrim, Ireland
Other training3 years MidshipmanMercantile Marine
Age on arrival in Australia20
AddressSailors Home, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs MacFarlane, Skirmy-Bhan, Portrush, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Ulster Volunteer Force.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNaval and Military Expeditionary Force
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 August 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1845
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed in New Guinea Campaign. Was supposed to have got a medal here, but having fallen possibly overlooked (details supplied by mother, Sarah MacFarlane, Skirmy-Bhan, Portrush, Ireland)
FateDied of wounds 20 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWounded Gallipoli. Died on board ship
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 38), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James and Sarah MacFarlane of Skirmy-Bhan, Portrush, Ireland
Discharge date18 January 1915
Family/military connectionsColonel Elliott, Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps; Captain Elliott, New Zealand Army; Approx. forty relations in his home land, many fallen.
Other details

Served in New Guinea with the AN&MEF.

Returned to Australia, and discharged, 18 January 1915.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1845 Samuel James MacFARLANE for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MacFARLANE Samuel James