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Jack Drake MILBOURNE

Regimental number1217
Place of birthEast Devonport, Tasmania
SchoolState School, East Devonport, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressEast Devonport, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinL Milburne, Devonport East, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the 91st Militia, 6th Military District, Tasmania.
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 48), 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
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Lucy MILBOURNE, East Devonport, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1909 Lance Corporal Hugh Lisle MILBOURNE, 40th Bn, killed in action, 28 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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