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Frank Alderley Charles GEORGE

Regimental number332
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Smith Street, Balmain, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressIvanhoe, Rose Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Caroline N George, Ivanhoe, Rose Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the senior cadets and 2.5 years in the 31st Infantry
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPay & Orderly Room Corporal
Unit name1st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 April 1915
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), 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: John and Caroline GEORGE. Native of Balmain, Sydney

Mentioned in Divisional Orders

Special mention in Divisional Order No. 60 for act of conspicuous gallantry and valuable service during period 25 April 1915 to 5 May 1915.
Date: 30 June 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted to Corporal, 23 September 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, 28 April 1915.

Court of Enquiry held at Tel-el-Kebir, 11 January 1916, pronounced fate 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEORGE Frank Alderley Charles

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