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James Peter George WINGATE

Regimental number2031
Place of birthAlloa, Scotland
SchoolGeorge Watson's School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia18
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs I. Davidson, 27 Kirk Hill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 42nd Bn, Citizen Military Forces (left to enlist in AIF).
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 39), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Alice Gray WINGATE
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

On the 21st August WINGATE took part in a charge against against the Turkish trenches in Australian Gully (in the direction of Suvla). Informant [2053 Pte H. LITTLEJOHN] went to Gallipoli with Wingate, and was in the same dug-out. Immediately after the charge Informant made enquiries about WINGATE and was informed by several of the men in the charge, and by the Stretcher-bearers that WINGATE had been killed near the Turkish trenches. WINGATE was young, rather fair, Jewish features, medium, slim build. [Details from Information Bureau, Sydney]

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

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