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James COLL

Regimental number35
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Place of birthRamelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland
SchoolNational School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressNoggerup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Coll, 12 Wallace Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of dysentry.
FateDied of disease 25 September 1915
Age at death24.6
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 68), 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
112
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1523 Pte Edward Aloysius COLL, 28th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 191-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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