Vincent Alexander STACH

Regimental number898
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers' College, East Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Julius Stach, 3 Darlington Parade, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Gunner, Royal Australian Garrison Artillery for a period of 6 months.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 April 1915
Age at death24.3
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
Family/military connectionsBrother: [2632] Lt Hugo Frederick STACH, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; Cousins: 3158 Sergeant Arthur Ralph KENNEY, 58th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 3353 Pte William Harold KENNEY, 6th Field Ambulance, died of wounds, 10 October 1915; Uncle: 3257 Pte Wilfred Rupert STACH, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 12 November 1916; Lt Cyril St Michael Stanislaus POWER, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917; 12381 Pte Edward Aloysius POWER, 10th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 27 May 1919; Uncle: Major Arthur William BATES, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, returned to Australia, 18 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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