|Place of birth
|State School, Queensland
|Jondaryan PO via Toowoomba, Queensland
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, M Spellacy, Jondaryan PO via Toowoomba, Queensland
|Rank on enlistment
|15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding
|Age at death
|Age at death from cemetery records
|Place of burial
|No known grave
|The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 49), 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
|Miscellaneous information from
|Parents: Michael and Margaret SPELLACY of Jondaryan, Queensland
|Brother: 9637 Gunner James Walter SPELLACY, Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13; Returned to Australia 1 May 1919.
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 12 April 1915. Wounded in Action (Shrapnel wound to the back) 22 June 1915, he was transferred from 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station to St David's Hospital in Malta, and from there to the All Saints Covalescent Camp at Malta on 2 August 1915.
He rejoined his unit on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 August 1915.
Two days later he was posted as "Wounded and Missing".
His date of death was listed as 27 August 1915 by the Court of Enquiry.