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Sidney James CANNON

Regimental number1794
Place of birthEastbourne, Sussex, England
SchoolWhitley Road National School, Eastbourne, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMounted policeman
Address129 Bulwer Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva A Cannon, 129 Bulwer Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Dorsetshire Regiemtn and Royal Horse Artillery; Reserve Australian Artillery at Albany.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 11 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), 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
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Maria and the late Frederick CANNON; husband of E.A. CANNON. Native of Eastbourne, England
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 1809 Sergeant Cecil James GOAD, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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