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E H COAD

Regimental number1594
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Other NamesEdward Harold
SchoolState School, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 00/09/1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of Fate unclear on Nominal Roll.
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 96), 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
32
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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