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Colin GLASGOW

Regimental number312
Place of birthCasino, New South Wales
SchoolBurnie State School, Tasmania, and Neutral Bay Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeacher
Addressc/o Mrs M Myers, Elliott via Burnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M F Myers, Elliott, North West Coast, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in Burnie Cadets.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death21.3
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), 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
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lewis and Mabel MYERS (formerly GLASGOW). Native of Casino, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins and Major Lenard May.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 6 January 1915, of neglect of arms, Mena, 5 January 1915: awarded 2 days confined to barracks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 25-28 April 1915.

Board of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLASGOW Colin

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