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Regimental number1081
Place of birthKorong Vale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address57 Tooronga Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.75"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Bailey, 57 Tooronga Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, B 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 8 October 1914.
FateDied of wounds 27 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialAt sea
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
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2562 Pte Arthur BAILEY, MM, 5th Field Ambulance, killed in action, 24 April 1917; 2905 Lance Corporal Samuel BAILEY, 5th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; wounded in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915; died of wounds, 27 April 1915; buried at sea, 27 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death28
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAILEY Frank

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