|Place of birth||Yangan, Queensland|
|School||Yangan State School, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||21.7|
|Next of kin||Father, N P Christiansen, Yangan, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 45), 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.
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|Parents: N P and Kate CHRISTIANSEN, Yangan, Warwick, Queensland|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2464 Pte Charles CHRISTIANSEN, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 27 June 1919; 1470 Pte James CHRISTIANSEN, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 March 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Court of Inquiry, Rouen France, 3-5 September 1917, concluded: 'Died of Gallipoli Peninsula during [the] month of August 1915.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CHRISTIANSEN Axel|