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Edwin Hercules FARDELL

Regimental number847
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolOrange Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBing Street, East Orange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fardell, Bing Street, Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied on the Hospital Ship "Delta".
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death24
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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney on HMAT "Suffolk" for Egypt, 18 October 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-28 April 1915 (gun shot wound, back).

Admitted to No. 2 General Hospital Hospital, Cairo, 29 April 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 31 May 1915.

Found guilty, 29 July 1915,of disobedience of orders: awarded 3 days Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen); died of wounds, HMHS "Delta" and buried at sea, 9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARDELL Edwin Hercules

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