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Leonard Archibald CLANCY

Regimental number708
Place of birthBooligal New South Wales
Other NamesJohn Charles
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
Address37 Queens Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T Clancy, 37 Queens Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit), F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 August 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2252
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Date of death22 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 37), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary CLANCY, 124 Ramsay St, Haberfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 327 Pte John Henry CLANCY, 4th Bn, killed in action, 1 May 1915; Uncle: 1780 Lance Corporal Donald MUIR MM, 13th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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