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Francis Ernest JENSEN

Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
Address249 Fitzgerald Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Rose Jensen, 249 Fitzgerald Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Boer War 18 years old andall through Campaign.
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A36 on 12 July 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft with the New South Wales Bushmen and received Silver Medal and five fars.
FateDied of wounds 13 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 68), 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: Carl and Frances JENSEN; husband of A.R.E. GALE (formerly JENSEN), Albany Road, Armadale, Western Australia. Native of New Zealand~
Family/military connectionsBrother in law to Corporal Fred Hastings, 21/28th Bn killed in action; Brother in law to Act/Sgt G.N. Hatton, MM; brother in law to Pte P.J. Yallop 20/28th Bn.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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