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Henry Abraham McLEAN

Regimental number1105
Place of birthFreshlands, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11.75"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Louisa Daniel, Rathmoyle, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 February 1915
Place of enlistmentBeaudesert, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 3 December 1915
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 2), 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
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmond and Margaret MCLEAN. Native of Rathielty, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney on 'Shropshire', 20 August 1915.

Taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 October 1915; attached to Railway Section, Gallipoli, 5 November 1915.

Died from dysentry on HS 'Glenart Castle', Malta, 3 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLEAN Henry Abraham

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