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James CONWAY

Regimental number240
Place of birthBlackburn, Lancashire, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlasterer
AddressNelson Street, Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Phoebe Conway, Nelson Street, Nhill, Victoria
Previous military service19th Light Horse
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentNhill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingThe Nek, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death37
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), 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
6
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Anzac Cove, 1 July 1915 (influenza).

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 25 June 1915 (sprained back casued by fall in of trench due to burst of shell); admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Mudros, 30 June 1915; returned to duty, 9 July 1915.

Missing, 7 August 1915; determined killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONWAY James

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