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Colin Hearden CRAMOND

Regimental number534
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
SchoolCaulfield Grammar School, Victoria
Other trainingNil
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressDenbigh Road, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Hinds, Denbigh Road, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, 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 woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Tumbarumba Roll of Honour ('Advance Australia'). Parents: John and Frances CRAMOND.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

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

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRAMOND Colin Hearden

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