Ernest Norman IRVINE

Regimental number288
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
SchoolBarham & Deniliquin Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address37 Sycamore Grove, East St. Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Irvine, 37 Sycamore Grove, East St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Cadets
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
Parents: Thomas and Eliza IRVINE, 37 Sycamore Grove, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of Camberwell, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin, Cpl E Arblaster 8th Light Horse killed in France Cousin H Cobden, Returned
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed corporal, 1 September 1914.

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.

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

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 27 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRVINE Ernest Norman