Rollo Charles Stacpole ALBAN

Regimental number682
Place of birthClapham Common, London SW, England
SchoolChrist's Hospital, Horsham, Surrey, and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, England
Age on arrival in Australia17.3
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Clifford Alban (Major, Rtd, Indian Army), 10 Portland Road, Finsbury Park, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe decided to go to Australia and try farming but joined up as soon as war was declared. He left England for Australia March 12th 1913 having obtained migration papers from Australia House. (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), 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.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Major Clifton Frederick Samuel Alban (late Indian Army) and Florence Louisa Alban, 9 Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, London, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Colonel C.E.R.G. ALBAN, 2nd Bn, The King's Regiment, British Army.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Reported missing, 7 August 1915.

Subsequently confirmed 'Killed in Action, 7 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALBAN Rollo Charles Stacpole