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George Brockwell DARLINGTON

Regimental number857
Place of birthBalaclava, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address7 Rosamond Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G Darlington, 7 Rosamond Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Agnes DARLINGTON, 21 Mitchell Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. Found guilty of breaking ship, 18 April 1915, and being absent until 4 pm same day: awarded 14 days' detention.

Fate confirmed by Court of Inquiry, 16-19 October 1915, held at Sarpi Camp, Lemnos Island. Statement by 928 H.R.H. JONES, given in London and dated 22 February 1916, that shortly after the armistice on the peninsula on 24 May 1915, 799 Pte A.L. HONEY, 5th Bn, said that he saw DARLINGTON buried during the armistice.

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

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