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Frederick Camillus Diogenes VANZA

Regimental number1443
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
SchoolWarwick West Boys' School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPalmerine Street, Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Mabel L Vanza, Palmerine Street, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 September 1915
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), 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 connectionsBrothers: 1230A Trooper Cisero VANZA, 3rd Double Squadron, returned to Australia, 2 September 1916; 221 Pte Vincent VANZA, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, discharged 14 October 1914.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 9th Bn at Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 14 September 1915 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Hospital Ship.

Died of wounds on board HS 'Nevasa', 14 September 1915.

Buried at sea by Chaplain C. Cole Hamilton.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, VANZA Frederick Camillus Diogenes

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