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John KISSICK

Regimental number292
Date of birth23 September 1891
Place of birthBenalla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Kissick, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 25 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli (died at sea from wounds)
Age at death25
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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
4
Family/military connectionsFirst cousins: 1392 Pte Stewart Parnell VAGG, 3rd Bn, died of wounds, 30 April 1915; 1148 Pte Allan LINDSAY, 7th Bn, killed in action, 8 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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