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Robert Pearce FLOCKART

Date of birth14 November 1886
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
Address20 Albert Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Flockart, Risdon, Broadway, East Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceJunior Cadets, Victoria Rifles, Area officer, Coburg area, Victoria.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Routine Orders

'...various acts of conspicuous gallantry or valuable service during the period from 25th April to 5th May 1915.'
Recommendation date: 29 June 1915

FateDied of wounds 15 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death15 July 1915
Age at death28.9
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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 Melbourne, 21 October 1914.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 ('injury to face'); promoted major, Gallipoli, 27 April 1915; admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 29 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; rejoined 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 May 1915.

Appointed temporary commanding officer, 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 18 May 1915; relieved of command, 27 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915 (gun shot wound, head, 'severely wounded'); died of wounds at sea on Hospital Ship "Gascon", 15 July 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLOCKART Robert Pearce

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