|Place of birth||Bunyip, Queensland|
|School||St Mary's Star of the Sea (Catholic) School, West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||26 Errol Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Annie Y Fisher, 26 Errol Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 5th Australian Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Essendon, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Lone Pine, Gallipoli|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (bullet wound, right side).
Admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 1 May 1915; to convalescent depot, Helouan, 13 May 1915; discharged from Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 27 May 1915; embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 8 June 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Gallipoli,13 June 1915.
Appointed lance corporal, Gallipoli, 10 July 1915.
Appointed acting corporal, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.
Wounded in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915 (bomb wound, left hand; gun shot wound, head).
Admitted 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915.
Died from wounds received in action, Hospital Ship "Gascon", 9 August 1915; buried at sea, Dardanelles, 9 August 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FISHER John Martin|