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Frederick DANN

Regimental number275
Place of birthHastings, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o G Metcalfe, Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Frank Dann, National Bank of Australia, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Volunteer Artillery, England, for 4 years; discharged.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), 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

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Reported missing, Gaba Tepe, 25 April 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field in France, 5 June 1916, confirmed fate as 'Killed in action, 25 April 1915'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 0871008O, Lt J.M. PERRIER, 9th Bn (patient, 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis), 6 October 1915: 'Witness says Sig. Dann was killed on April 25 and his belongings, which consisted of a pocket book and letters, were found on a Turkish dead body and have been sernt home to his family.'

Second statement, 207 Sergeant H.A. BARRY, B Company, 9th Bn (patient, Ghain Teffiaha Hospital, Malta), 16 November 1915: 'Inf. was told by Pte. W. Turton 213 B Co., who was one of his men, that he saw Dann lying wounded on April 25 at the bottom of Gun Ridge, which is 700 yards in advance of our present firing line.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DANN Frederick
Red Cross File No 0871008O

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