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Ernest Randolph CLUETT

Regimental number703
Place of birthTrial Bay, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
Address'Braeside', Rokeby Road, Abbotsford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.35"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, F E Cluett, 'Braeside', Rokeby Road, Abbotsford, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A25 Anglo Egyptian on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingPope's Hill, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 1), 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
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town: Abbotsford, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 58543 Pte Cecil Redvers CLUETT, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919; Cousins: 1334 Lance Corporal Harold Gorman HANSEN, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918; 486 Staff Sergeant Victor Frederick HANSEN, 1st Brigade Headquarters, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength 1st Light Horse Regiment, 5 August 1915; missing, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; determined killed in action, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLUETT Ernest Randolph

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