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No name recorded

Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
SchoolWarracknabeal State School, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 73rd Company Rangers; also the Hopetoun Rifle Club.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Was one of the first to enlist in Warracknabeal and left for Melbourne on the 18th August, 1914 and sailed from Melbourne on the 20th October, 1914."
FateKilled in Action 25-26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), 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
Commemorated in Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria. Headstone inscription reads: 'He fought. He died.' Parents: James (d. 18 December 1929, aged 69; bu. warracknabeal) and Ann (d. 4 June 1908, aged 41; bu. Warracknabeal, Victoria) ELLISON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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