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Richmond WHYTT

Regimental number769
Place of birthBirkenhead, Cheshire, England
SchoolEdinburgh, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionPresbyterian
AddressHeimath, Bowral, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 11.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinLillie Francis Whytt, Heimath, Bowral, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of disease 1 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 64), 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
90
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Sent to hospital, 28 October 1915; transferred to HS 'Rewa', and died of dysentery, 1 November 1915.

Buried at sea off Malta, 1 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as WYATT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHYTT Richmond

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