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Francis Ronald Reid McJANNET

Regimental number698
Place of birth'Galislack', Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
SchoolPrivate tuition, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressKellerberrin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, F J McJannet, Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, F Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Refers 25 April 1915.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingNot Known
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
63
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 123 Pte John Blacklock McJANNET, 10th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915; 1992 Pte Frederick William McJANNET (McJANNETT on records), 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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