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Guy Rosevear SLOGGATT

Regimental number972
Place of birthElderslie Station, Winton, Queensland
Other NamesSLOGATT
SchoolOakleigh Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mr K Morrison, Winton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs R Sloggatt, The Avenue, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for three years as a bombardier in 6 Battery, Australian Field Artillery, Windsor, Queensland.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

'Lieutenant Byrne of his battalion told us that Guy was fighting at the landing with him and that Guy was one of the first four or five men to attack and capture Gun Ridge and thinks that Guy and his mates were killed at Dead Man's Gully being surrounded by Turks, forty to one, with machine guns all around them.' [Father: William Sloggatt of Oakleigh, Victoria.]

FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), 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: William and Rachel SLOGGATT, 'Langside', Oakleigh, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 14651 Gunner Leigh Trevelyn SLOGGATT, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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