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Leigh George John GLANVILLE

Regimental number437
Place of birthDrummoyne, New South Wales
Other NamesGLANVILLE, L G J
SchoolPetersham High School, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationDental mechanic
Address81 Margaret Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Joseph Glanville, 81 Margaret Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Senior and Junior Cadets; Citizen Military Forces as Sergeant.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), 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
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Edith GLANVILLE, 'Rosebank', 81 Margaret Street, Petersham, New South Wales. Native of Drummoyne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLANVILLE Leigh George John

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