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Eugene Patrick MAHONY

Regimental number72
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
SchoolDe la Salle College, Armidale, New South Wales, and Ben Venue Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlumber
Addressc/o Mr M Mahony, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Michael Mahony, Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 4th Infantry Reg J Coy.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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
35
Family/military connectionsBrother: 8 WO 2nd Class Bernard MAHONY, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 7 September 1917; Cousin: 2413 Corporal Cornelius John MAHONY, 17th Bn, killed in action, 9 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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