|Place of birth||Tenterden, Western Australia|
|School||Cranbrook State School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Cranbrook, GSR, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, J P Gillam, Cranbrook, GSR, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Guildford, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Hill 60, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||29|
|Age at death from cemetery records||29|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
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|Parents: John and Florence GILLAM. Native of Tenterden, Western Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 655 Trooper Hubert Evelyn GILLAM, 10th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 29 August 1915; 1826 Pte Jack Clifford GILLAM MM, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; Cousin: 1825 Pte Charles Thomas GILLAM, 44th Bn, died of wounds, 3 April 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Freemantle, 17 February 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Admitted to hospital (measles), Gallipoli, 4 July 1915; returned to duty, 15 July 1915.
Wounded in action (shrapnel wound, arm and forehead), Gallipoli, 29 August 1915; died of wounds, 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GILLAM Sydney Davenport|