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Thomas WEBSTER

Regimental number232
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
SchoolWesley College
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDentist
Addressc/- N Ruck, Arthur Street, Fairfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Webster, c/- N Ruck, Arthur Street, Fairfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadow, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrother: 57 Captain Roy Gordon WEBSTER, 6th Bn, Returned to Australia, 10 December 1918.
FateKilled in Action 28 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), 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
184
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Thomas and Martha WEBSTER. Husband of W A BREARLEY (formerly Webster) of "Quamby", Como Street, Alphington, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEBSTER Thomas

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