|Place of birth||Moe, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||David Gibson, c/o J W Murrell, Henty Street, Casterton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Casterton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1176|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial, 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
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Found guilty, 15 January 1915, of (1) breaking ship at Colombo, 13 January 1915: fined 50/-.
Found guilty, 12 February 1915, of neglecting to obey and order from an NCO, 11 February 1915: awarded 7 days confined to barracks and a working fatigue.
Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action (gun shot wound, hips), Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; died of wounds at sea, 3 May 1915; buried at sea between Alexandria and Gallipoli, 3 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GIBSON Sydney Walter|