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Leicester George ELLIS

Regimental number875
Place of birthBelfast, Canterbury, New Zealand
SchoolWellington High School
Age on arrival in Australia11
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address12 Esplanade, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinAgnes Ellis, 12 Esplanade, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPlayed Football for the Harriers.
FateDied of wounds 21 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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
4
Family/military connectionsBrother: W.A.R. Ellis No. 2319, served in Egypt and France Brother: H.S. Ellis, No. 839, served in Egypt and France.

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