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Harold James McEVOY

Regimental number1371
Place of birthCarrieton nr Port Augusta, South Australia
Other NamesMcEVOY, Harrold James
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBarber
AddressBalaklava, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22.11
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMrs J McEvoy, GPO, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 51), 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
80
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 19 July 1915.

Repoted 'Last seen going into action, 6 August 1915; subsequently reported missing.'

Court of Enquiry, 2 May 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 6 August 1915.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McEVOY Harold James

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