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Malby George Crofton DODWELL

Place of birthBlue Montains, New South Wales
SchoolWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIndentor
AddressNorth Cliff, Kidderminster, England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Muriel Dodwell, North Cliff, Kidderminster, England
Previous military serviceServed in College Rifles, Wellington New Zealand.
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTwenty years ago he was a well-known amateur athlete in New Zealand and later lived for some years in USA.
FateKilled in Action 13 December 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Malby George Dodwell on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death38
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 64), 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
91
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Manly, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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