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Sutton Henry FERRIER

Regimental number176
Place of birthWestern Districts Victoria
SchoolCaraport, Portland and Casterton State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarnaroo, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Ferrier, Portland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 December 1914
Place of enlistmentGuildford, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Refer to citation for Richards and Knowles. Died of wounds.
Recommendation date: "21-30 August 1915"

FateDied of wounds 9 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death37
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), 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 Freemantle, 8 February 1915.

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

Promoted lance corporal, 9 July 1915.

Promoted corporal, 16 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915 (gun shot and bomb wounds, right shoulder).

Embarked Mudros for England, 29 August 1915.

Died of wounds, 9 September 1915; buried at sea off Portugal, 9 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERRIER Sutton Henry

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