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Walter GOODALL

Regimental number564
Place of birthYoxford, England
SchoolYoxford, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWaiter
AddressOccidental Hotel, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Freeman, Mill Cottage, Yoxford, Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in the 4th Bn, Suffolk Regiment Territorials
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentEastern Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 25), 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
46
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Appointed corporal, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry held in the field, 24 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOODALL Walter

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