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Charles John FALK

Regimental number219
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKia Ora, Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11.5"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinFather, J W Falk, Reynolds Street, Yatala, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*date of fate 25-29/4/15
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4173 Pte Ernest Jack FALK, 16th Depot Unit of Supply, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Adelaide on HMAT "Ascanius" for Egypt, 20 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Capaign), 2 March 1915.

Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Reported killed in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FALK Charles John

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