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George Muir GRANT

Regimental number3608A
Date of birth18 March 1889
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
SchoolPublic School and Wellington College, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSurveyor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBrother, R N Grant, 75 Jersey Road, Sydney
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sophia GRANT. Native of Wellington, New Zealand. Cemetery details spelt as "MUIR"
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed sergeant, date unrecorded.

Transferred from field artillery to the light horse, 17 March 1915.

Passed 3rd Officers' Instructional School, Broadmeadows; commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 7 May 1915.

Joined 8th Light Horse Regiment from reinforcements, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRANT George Muir

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