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James McDONALD

Regimental number916
Place of birthBtonefield, Carrowteige, Ballina Co Mays, Ireland.
SchoolCarrowteige, Ballina Co Mayo, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressHigh Street, Scarborough, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinCousin, Miss Mary McDonnell, Stonefield, Rossport Poulathomes, Ireland
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 62), 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
Son of Mr P. McDONALD, Stonefield, Rossport, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD James

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