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Walter Francis RADFORD

Regimental number2693
Place of birthBristol, England
SchoolBoard School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressClifton Boardinghouse, York Street, Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 2.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Radford, No 1 Hills Barton, St George, Bristol, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollNIG
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 56), 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
81
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 18 October 1915.

Taken on strength, 23 October 1915.

Wounded in action, 16 November 1915 (shrapnel wound, abdomen and left arm), and admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RADFORD Walter Francis

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