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Joseph Thomas STANBROUGH

Regimental number991
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPark ranger
Address39 Ferrars Place, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs V A Stanbrough, c/o A H Stanbrough, Roscoe Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBSM
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBattery Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 1 October 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel II), 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
12
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 18628 Bombardier Hugh Gordon ANDREW, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 7 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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