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William BOUNSELL

Regimental number1982
Place of birthHillgrove, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressGeneral Post Office Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Bounsell, Kunanalling via Coolgardie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Place of enlistmentCoolgardie, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularNo other details provided by next of kin.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sameul and Elizabeth BOUNSELL, Kunanalling, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

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

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