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Frank Leopold DASHWOOD

Regimental number241
Place of birthNorwich, Norfolk, England
AddressIodide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Dashwood, Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Garrison Artillery; discharged 1909.
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather wrote to the British War Office, June 1915, following the announcement of his son's death in the 'Eastern Daily News' on 21 June 1915: 'My Lords ... owing to my having been an inmate of the above Institution [Norwich Poor Law Institution] for some little time past, I am unable to state in which regiment or capacity he joined, but if you can furnish me with the fullest information in your possession as to the manner in which he met his death, etc., and, if possible, the address of his widow, you will confer a great favour upon his sorrowing father, who begs leave to subscribe himself as, Your obedient Servant.'
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), 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
  cemetery records
Parents: Leopold and Charlotte Eliza DASHWOOD, Iris Cottage, Caister-on-Sea, Yarmouth, England. Native of Norwich
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 February 1915.

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

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