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Carl Wilhelm JANSSEN

Regimental number757
Place of birthSebastopol, Ballarat, Victoria
SchoolCambrian Hill State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngraver
Address1 Barry Street, Mentone, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinJ Janssen, 1 Barry Street, Mentone, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 April 1915
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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
44
Family/military connectionsBrother: 359 Pte Ernek Valdemar JANSSEN, 5th Bn, killed in action, 8-12 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (penetrating wound, abdomen).

Died of wounds on board SS 'City of Benares', 26 April 1915.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1430102B, 799 Pte A.J. HINEY, C Company, 5th Bn, 15 November 1915: 'The Janssens were with me in the boat when we were landing at Anzac on the 25th April. C. Janssen was hit with shrapnel and killed just as was landing on the beach and I saw him dead. E.V. was killed later the same day in the advance on the right; he is down in the Batt list as killed and his name has also appeared in Australia as killed. C. Janssen was buried at sea.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JANSSEN Carl Wilhelm
Red Cross File No 1430102B

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