|Place of birth
|Westminster, London, England
|All Saints, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, England
|Age on arrival in Australia
|Church of England
|Waurn Ponds, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, William Armour, Old Crown, Church Street, Kingston, Surrey, England
|Previous military service
|Served in the 6th East Surrey Regiment.
|Place of enlistment
|Rank on enlistment
|7th Battalion, A Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular
|Age at death was 17 although stated his age as 20.
|Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding
|Age at death
|Place of burial
|No known grave
|The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
|Miscellaneous information from
|Served as ARMOUR. Case records file contains a letter from A.I.F. H.QRS. Horseferry Road, London to the next of kin of the deceased, advising the despatch of personal belongings to 'Mr W HARMER he being the father' of the deceased. Another letter refers to Miss HARMER as sister of the deceased. Although deceased enlisted and served as ARMOUR, it appears that the correct surname is HARMER.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.
Posted as missing in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
Missing report confirmed, 29 December 1915.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, France, 5 June 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|NAA: B2455, ARMOUR John