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Harold Edward BANGLE

Regimental number1141
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressGeorge Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Bangle, George Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Previous military service2 years, 4th Australian Infantry
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Gallipoli
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 60), 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
84
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Lance Corporal, 29 March 1915 Proceeded to jion Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915; reported missing, 21 August 1915; court of enquiry held at Tel-el-Kebir, 21 January 1916, heard evidence that on 22 August 1915 while charging at Hill 60, Bangle's head was blown off by a shell; another witness stated that he saw Bangle hit by machine-gun fire, being killed instantly; it was ruled that it was 'reasonable to suppose dead', and therefore determined he was killed in action, 22 August 1915 [the evidence also stated that Bangle was batman to Major McPherson, who was also killed in the charge].

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANGLE Harold Edward

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