The AIF Project

Frederick Eina LANGE

Regimental number2048
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.4
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Lange, 81 Goulburn Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 7 months in the 23rd Company, Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), 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
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah LANGE, Goulburn Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as LANG.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANGE Frederick Eina

Print format