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Reginald Jack FRY

Regimental number1223
Place of birthTarrant, Gunville, Blandford, Dorset, England
SchoolNational School, Nilborne Fort. Somerset, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheep farmer
AddressTerip Terip via Yarck, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Fry, 5 Ash Stonerpaine, Dorset, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLast of a family of seven to leave England in September 1913
FateDied at sea 3 September 1915
Place of death or woundingDied Pneumonia HM Hospital Ship, Dardanelles
Age at death21.6
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 65), 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, 8 May 1915.

Died (pneumonia), Hospital Ship 'Neuralia', 3 September 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRY Reginald Jack

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