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Barker O'Reilly HARDING

Regimental number951
Place of birthSummer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Other NamesBarker Orielly
SchoolFort Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFredericka Harding, 98 View Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinWife, Margaret Ann Harding, 98 View Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 7th Bn, The King's Liverpool Regiment (Territorials), England.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Frederic Louisa HARDING. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsCousin; Lieut Harding of Liverpool
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 18 October 1914.

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915; report amended, 10 November 1915, to 'missing, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915'.

Court of Inquiry held at Tel-el-Kebir,11 January 1916, pronounced fate 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsHad two daughters
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARDING Barker O'Reilly

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