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Harold Norman JARRETT

Regimental number769
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address88 Torquay Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Marie Jarrett, 88 Torquay Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 16 September 1915
Place of death or woundingDied at sea.
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), 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
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.' Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 23 August 1915.

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Anzac, 29 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 16 September 1915 (shell wound, abdomen, penetrating), 16 September 1915, and admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds on board HS 'Somali', Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 16 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JARRETT Harold Norman

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