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Thomas John WOODHOUSE

Date of birth29 October 1889
Place of birthShrewsbury, Salop, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTurner's Marsh, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, B J Woodhouse, Turner's Marsh, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed as 2nd Lieutenant, 92nd Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, February 1911-June 1913; Lieutenant, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, June-December 1913.
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
68
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Reported missing, 10-11 August 1915.

Statutory declaration, 1856 Pte E. OLIVER, 5 May 1916, 'is to the effect that this Officer was killed by a bomb in a Turkish trench at Lone Pine (Gallipoli) on the 9th August 1915'.

Court of Enquiry, held on 5 June 1916, concluded 'Killed in Action, 9 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsEmbarkation details are unclear: Personal dossier variously states he embarked (a) on HMAT A 17 'Port Lincoln', 1 April 1915, and (b) from Melbourne on board HMAT 'Argyllshire', 19 April 1915.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOODHOUSE Thomas John

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