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Ernest George TAYLOR

Regimental number1525
Place of birthCatsfield, Sussex, England
SchoolCatsfield Board School, Sussex, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWilliam Taylor, The Green, Catsfield, Sussex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1525A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of cerebral haemorrage on board Hospital Ship "Glenart Castle".
FateDied of disease 29/11/2005
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 67), 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
103
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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