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Frederick Brenchley ADCOCK

Regimental number1044
Place of birthMelton Mowbray, England
SchoolMelton Mowbray Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr John Adcock, corner of Solomon and South Streets, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name entered on Nominal roll as Frederick Brinkley ADCOCK; date of fate given (incorrectly) as 17.5.16.
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), Gallipoli, Turkey, 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.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Charlotte M ADCOCK, 34 Richardson Street, Perth, Western Australia. Native of Melton Mowbray, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 394 Pte Frank Henry Burton ADCOCK, 11th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Now, 31 October 1915, reported 'Wounded and Missing, 25 April 1915'.

Court of Enquiry, Fletre, France, 10 April 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADCOCK Frederick Brenchley

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