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Percy George WHITTALL

Regimental number236
Place of birthMount Victoria, New South Wales
SchoolChatswood Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor's assistant
AddressMullumbimby PO, via Byron Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, P. G. Whtitall, Mullumbimby, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 2), 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
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Percy George and Grace WHITTALL, Mullumbimby, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 9119 Bombardier Edward WHITTALL, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919; 4178 Sergeant Howard Edward WHITTALL, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 7 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as WHITALL.

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