William John Pike MORGAN

Regimental number893
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
SchoolEuroa State School, Victoria
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMcGuinness Street, Euroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation17.6
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S A Morgan, McGuinness Street, Euroa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Compulsory Military Training scheme; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name14th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 42), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Fitzherbert and Sarah Annie MORGAN, McGuinness Street, Euroa, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 370 Pte Archibald Thomas MORGAN, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 August 1915; 55670 Pte Thomas Fitzherbert MORGAN, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919; Uncle: 1545A Sergeant Henry Exon McNAY, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 8 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORGAN William John Pike