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Edmond George IRELAND

Regimental number329
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressTeneiva, Bland Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, J E Ireland, Teneiva, Bland Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; served for 1 year in the 39th Infantry
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Edmund George Ireland on NR
Date of death29 April 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), 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
40
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Gundaroo General Cemetery. Parents: John and Emily IRELAND, Gundaroo, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.

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

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 3 November 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRELAND Edmond George

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