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Regimental number620
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Address46 Darebin Street, West Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Fisher, Windermere, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1915
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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Adelaide, 20 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; returned to duty.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915 (bullet wound, arm); Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 22 May 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 8 June 1915.

Rejoined 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 8 July 1915.

Transferred to 3rd Brigade Headquarters, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Wounded in action ('serious'), 9 August 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held at Rouen, 3 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, on or about 9 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER David

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