Louis Gordon HOLMES

Date of birth7 July 1892
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
Other NamesHOLMES, Louis Gordon
SchoolScotch College, Launceston, Tasmania; Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria; Melbourne University, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address24 Parade, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, Dr L S Holmes, 24 Parade, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 6.5 years in the Cadets; served for 1.5 years in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 June 1915
Date of death23 June 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), 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
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Promoted captain, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 16 June 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, abdomen), Hospital Ship 'Gascon', 23 June 1915; buried at sea by Chaplain Lee Warner, 3 miles off Gaba Tepe, 24 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMES Louis Gordon