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Louis Godfrey FIANDER

Regimental number1733
Place of birthBlack Rock, Victoria
SchoolMentone College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address"Taberna", 686 Malvern Road, Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Tricks, "Taberna", 686 Malvern Road, Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-11 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Joseph FIANDER and Mary Ann TRICKS (his wife), 686 Malvern Road, Armadale, Victoria. Native of Black Rock. 14
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 10 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 6-11 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate, 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-11 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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