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Burdett Philip NETTLETON

Date of birth15 March 1889
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sam Nettleton, Nara, Tarramarra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed from 1910 in 7th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 1), 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
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sam and Emily NETTLETON. Native of Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Exppeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Reported missing, 7 August 1915.Subsequently ruled as 'Killed in action, 7 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NETTLETON Burdett Philip

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