The AIF Project


Regimental number1329A
Place of birthOuse, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLiverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Harrex, Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1329
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 29th December, 1914, 15th Battalion 2nd Reinforcements Taken on Strength, 15th Battalion, 12th April, 1915. Wounded in left lung at Anzac, 8th August, 1915. Left for Austtralia 12th December, 1915.
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Cemetery Details show as Died of Sickness at Sea 29th December, 1915, Lone Pine Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane, 13 February 1915.

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915; admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station (bullet wound, back), Gallipoli, 8 August 1915; transferred to Military Hospital, Malta, 14 August 1915; reported 'dangerously ill', Malta, 17 August 1915; embarked for England, Hospital Ship 'Oxfordshire', 28 August 1915; admitted to King George's Hospital, London ('wounded severe'), 5 September 1915; reported 'out of danger', England, 10 September 1915.

Embarked England for Australia (gun shot wound, left lung), 12 December 1915.

Died of sickness (cerebro spinal meningitis), Hospital Ship 'Star of England', 29 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARREX Albert

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.