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Henry Wilfred FAWLEY

Regimental number1528
Place of birthRotherham, York, England
SchoolTideswell Grammar School. Derbyshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G E Fawley, 82 Grove Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Sheffield Engineers (Territorial Force), England.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7-12 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death12 August 1915
Age at death20
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
36
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Corobimilla, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 7-12 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 7-12 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAWLEY Henry Wilfred

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