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Edmond Richard John CARRICK

Regimental number72
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
Address5 Merri Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Carrick, 5 Merri Street, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 8th Australian Light Horse; discharged on leaving the country.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMother granted pension of 45 pounds 10 shillings per annum from 28 August 1915.
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 25), 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
46
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Richard James CARRICK [d. 6 August 1917], 5 Merri Street, Northcote, Victoria, Australia. Native of Euroa
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 October 1914.

Reported 'missing in action'; fate of 'killed in action' conveyed to mother, 25 June 1915.

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

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