Regimental number1104
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
True NameFITZGERALD, Edward William
ReligionChurch of England
Address4 Cecil Street, Evandale, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Edwards, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Victorian Engineers; 2 years in the Tasmanian Artillery.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name10th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Themistocles on 7 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
True name : Edward W. FITZGERALD
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, Lemnos, 6 April 1915, of drunkenness on the Line of March: reduced to the ranks.

Note on file: 'Records show reduced 6-4-15 and was supernumerary to establishment and was left on Boat when Battn landed at Gallipoli and no further record in Battalion.'

Court of Enquiry, held at Rouen, France, 3 September 1917, declared fate as 'Killed in Action, on or about 25-4-15'.

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