|Place of birth
|17 Bendigo Street, Collingwood, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Ann Dyer, 17 Bendigo Street, Collingwood, Victoria
|Previous military service
|Served for 10 years in the Militia.
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll
|Rank on enlistment
|6th Battalion, F Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Killed in Action
|Date of death
|Place of burial
|No known grave
|The 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
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Court of Inquiry, held 24 April 1916, determined his fate as 'killed in action'.
Depositions were tabled from two informants: (1) 2024 W.H. HUNT, 6th Bn, B Coy, stated, 7 January 1916: 'He [DYER
was in B Coy with witness who knew him as Steve. They were in the same section and witness saw him lying wounded . . . half way up the hill at Anzac. They were advancing at the time. Never saw him again. He looked very white.' (2) 647 C.L. WILLIAMS, 6th Bn, B Coy, 27 November 1915: 'On the 25 April at the time of our landing and while we were struggling up the hill I saw Dyer shot. I cannot say where he was hit. He seemed to die at once. I was close beside him at the time.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal