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Roy Kimberley CLIFTON

Regimental number2195
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolScotch College, Perth, WA and Sydney Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingNil
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCivil servant
AddressPO, Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Archibald Gervase Clifton, Pm, Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceCadets, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death15 August 1915
Age at death18.6
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 52), 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
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Archibald Gervase CLIFTON, 6 Victoria Avenue, Perth, Western Australia; Wife: Fanny Leonora Maria HARDEY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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