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George MORRIS

Regimental number291
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
SchoolInverell State School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Morris, Vivian Street, Inverell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 30 July 1915
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial Panel No 4), 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
5
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Died at sea of wounds sustained at Gallipoli.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORRIS George

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