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William Felix PHILIPPSON

Regimental number1616
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolGoldfields State School, Western Australia
Other trainingEngine driver
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinH Philippson, 1199 Edgar Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 May 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
63
Family/military connectionsBrother: [3390] Lt Clarence Lancelot PHILOPPSON, 48th Bn, died of wounds, 7 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as PHILLIPPSON.

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