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Lewis Leonard GRANT

Regimental number449
Place of birthAllansford, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBraemar House, Allansford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, L Grant, Binns Bank House, Fintry Stirlingshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceMember of a Rifle Club in Scotland
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1915
Date of death30 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 40), 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
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lewis and Jessie GRANT, Police Station, Fintry, Stirlingshire, Scotland. native of Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Appointed corporal, 1 May 1915.

Appointed sergeant, 24 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, lung), Hospital Ship 'Maheno', 30 August 1915; buried at sea, 31 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRANT Lewis Leonard

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