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David McNeil HEUGH

Date of birth21 May 1891
Place of birthBallina, New South Wales
SchoolMaitland High School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGeneral storekeepe
AddressSummerton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alexander Heugh, Difford, Clarence Town, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years in the 4th Australian Infantry Regiment
Enlistment date13 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateDied of wounds 29 April 1915
Date of death29 April 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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
32
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted lieutenant, 1 February 1915.

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915; died of wounds, HMTS 'Derfflinger', 29 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEUGH David McNeil

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