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Michael Francis McAULEY

Regimental number1362
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.7
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mr P. Cannan, c/o Mr McIntosh, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Unit name15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied 1-31 July 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 47), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 15th Bn at Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Wounded in action (head wound; date not recorded on Form B103); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 13 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Glymenopou, 28 May 1915; to Overseas Base, 14 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to return to Gallipoli, 19 June 1915.

Reported missing in action, July 1915.

Court of Enquiry, Rouen, France, 3-5 September 1917, determined fate as 'died on Gallipoli Peninsula during month of July 1915'.

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

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