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George BAYNHAM

Regimental number2053
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address2 Princes Street, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs Krestensen, 2 Princes Street, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 2/2/15 & posted to 2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 2nd Battalionn, 22/6/15.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
31
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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