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Alfred ASPINALL

Regimental number759
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolKensington State School and All Saints Grammar School, St Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Address10 Thomas Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinAlfred Aspinall, 10 Thomas Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Previous military service64th Infantry; Served in the Citizen Military Forces as Corporal.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3759
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 26), 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: Alfred ASPINALL, 18 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria, and the late Jane ASPINALL
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Mena Camp, Cairo, 26 January 1915 (soft chancre); discharged to duty, 4 March 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASPINALL Alfred

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