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Allan Francis FARRAR

Regimental number411
Place of birthAshfield, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A.H. Farrar, Bruce Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 23 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe 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
5
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 23 July 1915 (compound fracture, skull); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 23 July 1915.

Died of wounds, Hospital Ship "Sicillia", 23 July 1915; buried at sea between Gallipoli and Malta, 23 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARRAR Allan Francis

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