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James Wilkie McJUNKIN

Regimental number1396
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolKensington State School and Essendon Grammar School.
ReligionChurch of England
Address8 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs C McJunkin, 8 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date3 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2272
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

"Was at the landing in Gallipoli and recieved his wounds on the following day. Official reports state that death took place at sea on hospital ship "Galeeka" but private advises recieved state that death followed amputation of leg at Hospital in Alexandria". Written by his Father, James McJunkin, of 8 Pascoevale Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria

FateDied of wounds 5 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 26), 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
Family/military connectionsOnly distantly related.
Other detailsHe had Newspaper experience with both City and provincial newspapers

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