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Joseph Stephen GIOTTI

Regimental number154
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMudgegonga PO via Myrtleford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Giotti, 114 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 June 1915
Date of death29 June 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), 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
53
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 19 October 1914.

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 29 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIOTTI Joseph Stephen

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