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Albert Ernest BURN

Regimental number475
Place of birthArarat, Victoria
SchoolArarat State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTailor
AddressBarkly Street, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinGeorge Burn, Barkly Street, Ararat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFounded the Boy Scouts at Trafalgar, Victoria.
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Luch BURN, 'Quamby', Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3037 Pte Walter BURN, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 19 December 1918; 1001 Pte Kneale BURN, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 July 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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