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Colin Dugald McINNES

Regimental number546
Place of birthLake Cargelligo, New South Wales
SchoolLake Cargelligo Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBushman
AddressEuabalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Allan McInnes, Euabalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
FateDied of wounds 13 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 4), 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
5
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1725 Corporal Allen Andrew McINNES MM, 18th Bn, killed in action, 28 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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