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Edward George BRAIN

Regimental number1512
Place of birthGeelong, New South Wales
SchoolLaunceston Grammar School, Tasmania
Other trainingUniversity of Tasmania (1st year)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressStratford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinRev Alf Brain, The Rectory, Stratford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and the Citizen Military Forces from 1909.
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Place of enlistmentToora, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of enteric fever; buried at sea from the Hospital Ship 'Nevasa'.
FateDied of disease 24 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 65), 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: 2631 Pte Alfred William BRAIN, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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