|Date of birth|
|Occupation||State school teacher|
|Address||91 Bond Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||R M Close, 91 Bond Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Military Forces (successively as Private, Sergeant, Lieutenant).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||20|
|Place of burial||At sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), 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
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria.|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 607 Corporal Hector Norman CLOSE, 31st Bn, died of wounds, 17 April 1918; 34984 Gunner Leslie Gordon CLOSE, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, landing operations, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wounds, head).
Transferred to HT 'Lutzow', and died of wounds, 28 April 1915.
Buried at sea off Mitylene.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLOSE Stanley Robert|