|Place of birth||Timaru, New Zealand|
|School||Timaru Main School, New Zealand|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||John Logan, Wilson Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, E Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'Deceased was first reported wounded, then wounded and missing. Later through a court of enquiry he was reported killed in action Aug 8th 1915. Does this mean he is buried and a stone will be put on his grave?' (details from sister, Mrs Rachael Logan)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 18), 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
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary LOGAN. Native of Timaru, New Zealand|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Meditrerranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action (shrapnel wound, forehead); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 17 May 1915.
Wounded in action and reported missing, 8 August 1915; no further details immediately available.
Court of Enquiry, 24 March 1916, determined fate as 'killed in action, 8 August 1915'. Statement from 534 Sergeant C. MADDIGAN, B Coy, 2nd Bn, 23 February 1916: 'Logan was killed in the charge at Lone Pine on 6.8.15. He was struck in the stomach by a bullet. Witness was present and actually saw him. He was pretty bad and could not speak. He lay down on the ground and witness did not see him after that.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalBase Records wrote to father, 17 May 1921, seeking any information that might help identify son's grave. Brother, R. Logan, replied, 2 July 1921: 'We cannot give you any information regarding the grave of my brother. He was reported wounded, later we had word he was at Alexandria. Three months later we heard he was dead. Through soldiers writing to their friends. At once I wrote to head-quarters & after a time they sent us word he was missing. Some of the boys say he died on a hospital ship going to England. One soldier says he saw him lying badly wounded, but never heard of him again. Another says he knows where he is buried, near his own brother. But as this soldier was an Australian we do nor know his name. Two years after we received his Bible and purse, they were sent from England. They must have been taken from his pockets. It would be a great relief if we could know the truth about his death. We have no letters that would help you. Although we tried in all ways to get information but to no success.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LOGAN George Hewish|