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Alban Shepherd MUNN

Regimental number401
Place of birthLiverpool
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressPO, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.3
Height5' 9.5"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K S Munn, Orleton SO, Herefordshire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Officer Training Corps, England; resigned on leaving the country.
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name16th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate entered on Nominal Roll as 5 May 1915.
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 51), 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
80
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Shepherd and Kate Shepherd MUNN, Orleton, Herefordshire, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Reported missing, 2 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, Serapeum, 6-8-28 April 1916, concluded: 'Killed in action, 2 May 1915.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGiven name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Altan. Mother's initials incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as R.S.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MUNN Alban Shepherd

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