|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||26 Mount Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs B Landaman, 26 Mount Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3260A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Pioneer Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 31), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Amy LANDAMAN, 118 Hargrave Street, Paddington, Sydney; Wife: Barbara LANDAMAN, 'Lea', 6th Avenue, Campsie, Sydney|
'At PETILLON on the night of 21st and 22nd July 1916, Lance Corporal Eggington and Lance Corporal LANDAMAN volunteered for rescue work in 'NO MAN'S LAND', and went out with a party under Company Sergeant Major Gaylor. The locality was scoured over a frontage of 600 yards and though not any wounded were discovered the party brought in two Lewis Guns, many rifles, and a quantity of equipment and dead men's effects. This work was carried out under continuous enemy Machine Gun and rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
|Family/military connections||Uncle: 5894 Pte George Samuel WILLIS, 18th Bn, killed in action, 3 October 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 55th Bn, 16 February 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, 3 March 1916, and took Regimental No 3260A.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 July 1916.
Awarded Military Medal, 13 August 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 26 October 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 22 December 1916 (defective teeth); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 January 1917.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 10 March 1917; promoted Sergeant, 5 April 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 24 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 7 September 1917.
Killed in action, 14 September 1917.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LANDAMAN Albert Edward|