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Newton FISK

Regimental number221
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolGrammar School, Capetown, South Africa
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressTanja, Stanton Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Ann Fisk c/o Mrs Blythe, Stanton Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4081
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBorn Williamstown, Victoria. Proceeded to South Africa at 5 years. Returned to Australia at 16 years of age.
FateDied of disease 23 September 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Fist name listed as Newton on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), 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
23
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Gordon Fisk, killed in France and George Fisk, wounded at Gallipoli
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 25 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 21 September 1915 (bomb wound); admitted to casualty clearing station, Gallipoli, 21 September 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship "Dunluce Castle", 23 September 1915 (depressed compound fracture, skull); buried at sea between Gallipoli and Lemnos, 23 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISK Newton

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