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John Joyce CLARKE

Regimental number390
Place of birthOxford England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouse manager
AddressGlengarry, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinClarke, H.T., Wayste Court, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry Thomas and Elizabeth CLARKE, Wayste Court, Abingdon, England. Native of Oxford

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