|Place of birth
|Armidale, New South Wales
|Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney, New South Wales
|Church of England
|Reydan, Shadler Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, Charles James Vyner, MRCVS, Reydan, Shadler Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
|Previous military service
|Served for 10 months in the Senior Cadets; resigned.
|Place of enlistment
|Randwick, New South Wales
|Rank on enlistment
|2nd Battalion, E Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding
|Date of death
|Age at death
|Place of burial
|No known grave
|The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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: Charles James and Selina Alice VYNER.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Reported missing, 2 May 1915.
Court of Enquiry, held at sea on board HMT Z23, 24 March 1916, declared fate to be 'killed in action, 2 May 1915'.
Hanwritten ote on Form B103, 17 July 1917: 'No trace Grave Site'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 2820710K, 626 Pte J. GRANT, 2nd Bn (patient, 2nd Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, Egypt), 15 October 1915: 'Witness states that about 4.15 a.m. on April 25th, Corporal Vyner came over with a Lt. Brown (since killed) to speak to the officer in charge of a party to which witness belonged. Corporal Vyner was hit over the left eye almost immediately afterwards and at the same time was lying next to witness in thick scrub. Witness took out Vyner's first aid bandage and tied him up roughly. He said he died almost at once and thinks he was left there after the retirement.'
Second statement, 521 Sergeant E.P. ELLIS, D Company, 54th Bn, 2 April 1916: 'Witness knows that this man landed on the Peninsula on 25/4/15 and took part in the fighting in the early stages but says he was absent at the first muster which was held on the beach on 29/4/15. Witness has not seen Vyner since and does not know what became of him.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|NAA: B2455, VYNER Charles John
Red Cross File No 2820710K