The AIF Project

Joseph GROSE

Regimental number68
Place of birthGordon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address43 Peel Street North, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Grose, 43 Peel Street North, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the 7th Infantry
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
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 RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1-8 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria. Mother: Mary Ann GROSE, 43 Peel Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1949 Pte Percy Claude GROSE, 46th Bn, killed in action, 12 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Appointed Corporal, 28 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

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

Print format