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Regimental number880
Place of birthLondon, England (lived in Boscastle, Cornwall from an early age)
SchoolBoscastle Council School, Cornwall, England
Age on arrival in Australia17.8
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBoscastle, Cornwall, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Bowering, The Manor House, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 7 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft Plymouth, England in June 1913 with two freinds to take up farming in Australia. Joined up in 1914; was killed the morning he went into action.
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death19.4
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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