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Richard Henry CLOUGH

Regimental number365
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone linesman
AddressNewport Government Shops, North Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Joseph Clough, Newport Government Shops, North Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets and three months Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date29 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMackay, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 2 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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

To be Corporal, 26 January 1915.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915; died of wounds on board HMT 'Gascon', 2 June 1915 (gun shot wound, penetrating chest and abdomen); buried at sea 3 miles off Gaba Tepe, 2 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsDespite enlisting as 'single' he was married to Mrs. Catherine Maud Alice Clough
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLOUGH Richard Henry

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