|Place of birth||Ormondville, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand|
|School||Public School, Wairoa, New Zealand|
|Age on arrival in Australia||20|
|Address||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Lake Falconer, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand|
|Previous military service||Served in Wairoa HB School Cadets and Huramua Mountain Rifles, New Zealand.|
|Place of enlistment||Kensington, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*date of fate 6-9/8/15|
|Place of death or wounding||Lone Pine, Gallipoli|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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|
|Parents: Lake and Elizabeth FALCONER, Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealand. Native of Wairoa, Hawkes Bay. 17|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Sydney on HMAT "Suffolk" for Egypt, 18 October 1914.
Emarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-28 April 1915 (shrapnel wound, right thigh).
Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 26 May 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 16 June 1915; embarked Cairo for Gallipoli, 17 July 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.
Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 7-14 August 1915.
Board of Enquiry, 24 August 1915, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FALCONER Lake|