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G B DYER

Regimental number1655
SchoolMoreland State School, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Sgt in Senior Cadets and Sgt Victorian Rifles CSM 51st Inf Reg.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 January 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGiven names Gilbert Beresford on ROH. Unit 14th Batt 4th Brigade. He had nearly 10 years training under Col R E Courtney left here 25/2/15 with 14th Sigls went straight into action under Col Courtney, was killed 8 weeks after leaving Melbourne.
FateKilled in Action 28 April 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Gilbert Beresford Dyer on NR
Place of death or woundingQuinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 April 1915
Age at death26.3
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 41), 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
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin Hatch and Frances Elizabeth DYER, 317 Nicholson, Street, Brunswick East, Victoria. Native of Carlton.

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