Lionel Wilson COLE

Regimental number155
Place of birthCobrico, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCobrico via Camperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Cole, Cobrico, Victoria
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 15 September 1914; taken on strength 8th LH Regt. 1 December 1914; wounded Gallipoli 26 May 1915 and mortally 7 August 1915.
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingThe Nek, Gallipoli
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), 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
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 156 Pte Dyson Frederick COLE, 8th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 7 August 1915; 1544 Pte Alywin Arnold Isaiah COLE, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 18 February 1918; 88 Pte Nicholas Robert COLE, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 October 1918; 485 Pte Ernest Hext COLE, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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