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Norman Charles UNWIN

Regimental number1658
Place of birthCastle Cary, Somersetshire, England
SchoolSomersetshire School, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
Addressc/o Mrs Fletcher, Springsure, Central Queensland, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs M J Unwin, 113 Bowes Road, Palmer's Green, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Kings Royal Rifles 2nd Middlesex R.G.A. (Vols) 18th June 1907 to March 31st 1908.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), 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
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Clarke and Mary Jane UNWIN. Native of Castle Cary, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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