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Cyril H D LANE

Place of birthBondi, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolArmidale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationConsulting engineer
AddressWentworth Hotel, Church Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn Clara Lane, Wentworth Hotel, Church Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 16 November 1915

FateKilled in Action 29 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Cyril Herbert Lane on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 59), 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
86
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Kate LANE; husband of E.C. POSTLE (formerly LANE), Taree, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsStep-Brother: Lt Lionel William LANE, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 21 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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