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John Archibald MALCOLM

Regimental number693
Place of birthCharlton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Kerang, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocer
AddressScoresby Street, Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.5
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, J W Malcolm, Kerang, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKerang, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Only son. One of the first from Kerang to offer himself for military service abroad.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 29), 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
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Kerang Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: James William and Jane MALCOLM. Native of Charlton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reported wounded and missing, 25 April 1915.

Board of Enquiry, 5 June 1916, concluded: 'Killed in action, 25 April 1915.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Searsby Street, Kerang, Victoria.

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