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William Leonard PACEY

Regimental number1618
Place of birthKenmore Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressKenmore, Indooroopilly, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mrs J Pacey, Kenmore, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for2 years in 1st Battery, Australian Field Artillery, and 1 year in Senior Cadets (Queensland Bn).
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 25 August 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), 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
13
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 21 August 1915.

Died of wounds at sea on board HS 'Arcadia', 25 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PACEY William Leonard

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