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Walter FELSTEAD

Regimental number725
Place of birthChewton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper hewer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 4"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Felstead, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 20 October 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
7
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Diagnosed with Influenza, Gallipoli, 23 May 1915; embarked Gallipoli for Lemnos on HMHT "Neuralia", 23 May 1915.

Admitted to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 31 May 1915 (diagnosed with Phthisis); to Military Hospital, Malta, 4 June 1915; to Penbroke Camp, Malta, 16 June 1915; declared fit for duty, Malta, 12 July 1915; to Mustapha Barracks, Alexandria, 17 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 19 July 1915; rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 July 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 20 October 1915 (gun shot wound lung and leg).

Died of wounds on hospital ship "Delta", 20 October 1915; buried at sea, 3 miles off Alexandria, 20 October 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FELSTEAD Walter

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