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Valentine FLEMMING

Regimental number104/2262
Place of birthLewisham, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationMotor driver
Address15 Connell Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height6' 2.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Fleming, 15 Connell Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Cadets
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Date of fate 6-9 August 1915.
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), 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: Edward and Julia GLEMMING "Geoval", Hampton Street, Hurstville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney for Rabaul, 19 August 1914.

Found guilty, Rabaul, 6 October 1914, of refusing to obey an order: forfeited a total of 2 days' pay.

Reverted to the ranks, Rabaul, 10 October 1914.

Discharged from Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 4 March 1915 (termination of period of employment).

Enlisted in AIF, Sydney, 13 May 1915.

Embarked Sydney for Alexandria, 16 June 1915.

Taken on strength, 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLEMMING Valentine

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