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Frederick James NEGRO

Regimental number1294
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address56 Balmain Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.25"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Negro, 56 Balmain Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 40), 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
73
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1250 Pte Clement Albert NEGRO, 22nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 18 December 1918; 2919 Pte George Victor NEGRO, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 5 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Admitted to HS 'Gascon', 3 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left thigh); embarked for --- [place not listed], 8 June 1915.

Reported missing, 8 August 1915.

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

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEGRO Frederick James

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