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Roy Hamilton EGGINS

Regimental number357
Place of birthAlumny Creek, New South Wales
SchoolAlumny Creek Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAlumny Creek, Grafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr W Eggins, Alumny Creek, Grafton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of disease 19 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20.5
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), 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
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Alumny Creek Public School & District Roll of Honor ('For God, For King, For Country'). Parents: William & Susan EGGINS
Family/military connectionsBrother: 194 Corporal Henry Arthur EGGINS, 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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