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John Amyand ELLIOT

Regimental number162
Date of birth6 April 1891
Place of birthPlymouth, England
SchoolThe King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales
Other trainingHawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressBraemar, Darval Street, Eastwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinCaptain C S Elliot, RN, Naval Office, Largs Bay, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll and on CWGC site as 2 May 1915.
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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
Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Dudley Sinclair ELLIOT, 35th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917; Captain Alban Charles ELLIOT, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919; Captain C.S. ELLIOT RN died serving in RAN at Adelaide, 30 March 1915; W.A. ELLIOT RN; G.A. ELLIOT, RAF.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Amyard.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOT John Amyand
Red Cross File 1000807G

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