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Edward CHIDLEY

Regimental number1533
Place of birthCulsdean, Broadway, Worcestershire, England
SchoolCheltenham High School, Sydney, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCompany secretary
Addressc/o Mrs Sutter, Springfield, Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs Chidley, 9 Brandon Terrace, Cheltenham, England
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1519
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 September 1915
Place of death or woundingDardanelles, Turkey
Date of death20 September 1915
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), 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
28
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Sarah CHIDLEY, 9 Brandon Terrace, Cheltenham, England. Native of Cutsdean, Broadway, Worcs., England
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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