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Regimental number626
Place of birthCastle Terrace, Waterford, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School, Mountshire, Waterford, Ireland
Other training18 years service with 99 days extended on this time
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address13 Park Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, John Morrissey, Convent Hill, Waterford, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Irish Regiment in East India as Bugler and Drummer
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed North Western Frontiers of India. Medals and Decorations: Indian Medal 1895 with clasps. Punjab Frontier 1897-98. Including 12 years 120 days in the East Indias
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli 37
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 27), 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: John and Mary MORRISSEY, 9 Hennessy Road, Waterford, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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