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William Luke GUILFOYLE

Regimental number602
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAxeman
Address99 St Ann Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Adelaide Flo Guilfoyle, 509 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 June 1915
Date of death22 May 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
76
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 5 December 1914, of being absent without leave from 8.00am, 4 December 1914 to 11.30pm, 4 December 1914: admonished and forfeits 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 18 December 1914, of creating a disturbance in camp, 6.00pm, 17 December 1914: fined 7/6.

Charged with being drunk, Cairo, 18 February 1915: verdict and punishment not recorded.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action (bomb wound, both legs), Gallipoli, 17 May 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Soudan', 22 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUILFOYLE William Luke

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