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Thomas CONROY

Regimental number48
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Ambrose's Boys School, Brunswick, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address36 Barkly Street, E Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife
Previous military serviceServed in the AIR and Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 August 1915
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Gallipoli
Date of death20 August 1915
Age at death34.9
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 41), 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
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Jane Mary CONROY; husband of Jane Veronica CONROY, 36 Barkly Street, Brunswick East, Victoria. Native of North Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: Pte E.G. Tucker, late 21st Bn.
Other details

War service: Western FrontG

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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