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Frederick Gordon CRISP

Regimental number338
Place of birthCollector, New South Wales
SchoolCollector School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMason
AddressVictoria Street, Bowral, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Crisp, Victoria Street, Bowral, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 43rd Werriwa Infantry, 2 years.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.
Recommendation date: 15 May 1915

FateDied of wounds 8 August 1915
Age at death19
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 1), 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
2
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. He voluntarily went out by daylight and rescued a wounded man from within 20 yards of the enemy's trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

To be Temporary Corporal, 27 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, chest); died of wounds on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRISP Frederick Gordon

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