|Place of birth
|Trinity Grammar School, Kew, Victoria
|Church of England
|Malmsbury Street, Kew, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Mother, Mrs W O Ussher, Malmsbury Street, Kew, Victoria
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll
|Rank on enlistment
|7th Battalion, B Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular
Extract from Brig Gen Elliott's letter. 'Being wounded myself, I had not the opportunity of observing him. I am informed however that on the day of landing he with others captured a Turkish Machine Gun and brought it into action against the enemy and I understand had he lived he was to have been recommended for a V.C. for his gallantry. On the date of his death he volunteered to lead a party to capture another Turkish Gun but none of them returned. (Mother)
|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 28), 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: William Owen and Edith Mary USSHER, Malmesbury Street, Kew, Victoria. Native of Portland
|Brother: 35886 Bombardier Owen USSHER, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
War service: Egypt, GallipoliMedals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal