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Kenneth CURLEWIS

Regimental number1133
Date of birth20 November 1891
Place of birthBenambra Victoria
SchoolState School, Dandenong, Victoria
Other trainingWorking Men's College, Melbourne
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressBailey Avenue, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A W Curlewis, 20 Bailey Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces
Enlistment date6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
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2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 14th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 August 1915

FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 39), 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.

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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