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Thomas Leonard CADELL

Date of birth7 December 1894
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Prep School, Maitland and Newcastle High Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent, Military College
AddressLondon Bank of Australia, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinJ A Cadell, London Bank of Australia, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion


Promotion date: 1 February 1915

FateDied of wounds 22 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death22 June 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Mena House, Cairo, 7 February 1915 (measles); discharged to duty, 2 March 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25-30 April 1915 (gun shot wound, right hand); transferred to Egypt; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 21 June 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Died of wounds on board SS 'Gascon', 22 June 1915.

Buried at sea off Gaba Tepe, 23 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CADELL Thomas Leonard

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