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Alfred Henry JARVIS

Regimental number1568
Place of birthWest Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex
SchoolWest Hanningfield, Church of England, Chelmsford
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jarvis, Old School House, West Hammingfield, England
Previous military serviceServed as a Bombardier in the Royal Field Artillery
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death1 January 1996 ; secondary dod: 06/08/1915
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs JARVIS, The Old School House, West Hammingfield, Chelmsford, England
Family/military connectionsBrother, Henry Thomas Jarvis at France. Brother invalided from Gallipoli a prisoner, died in Sugo Hospital Dec 6 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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