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Ernest Edward DUNN

Regimental number3652
Place of birthCobden, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Dunn, South Ripon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRupanyup, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column
FateDied of wounds --/05/1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), 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
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Euphemia Tempest DUNN, Mingay, Lismore, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Proceedings and finding of court of inquiry held at Rouen, France, 3-5 September 1917, determined that he died of wounds received in action, Gallipoli, during the month of May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNN Ernest Edward

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