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Faulkner Charles Roy SIMON

Regimental number580
Place of birthSyross Bush, Southland, New Zealand
SchoolKennington School, Invercargill, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Simon, Megross, Bush, Invercargill, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis closest friend, with whom he was in personal comtact at the time of his death, was Thomas Winott D.C.M., in charge of the machine gun section.
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Faulkner Charles
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death27 April 1915
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDetails obscurred
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 15), 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
30
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Father's name obscurred, Mother Emma SIMON, 201 ??????????, New Zealand. Native of New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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