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Jack Dolph PIPER

Regimental number2118
Date of birth31 October 1894
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolBathurst, New South Wales, and Banksia, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBottlemaker
AddressRailway Street, Banksia, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Piper, Railway Street, Banksia, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 23), 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
41
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Ahern PIPER and Sarah PIPER of 60 Johnston Street, Annandale, New South Wales. Native of Bathurst, New South Wales.
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 568 Pte Peter HARDIE, 18th Bn, B Company, killed in action, 22 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded as Jack Wolf PIPER on embarkation roll.

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