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Regimental number1154
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales
True NameMcFARLANE, Neil McDonald
SchoolCarr's Creek Public School, New South Wales
AddressMurrurundi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinJohn McFairlane, 60 Alt Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2154
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), 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.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Carr's Creek Public School Roll of Honour, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditonary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, 29 April 1915.

Court of Enquiry, 5 June 1916, determined fate to be 'Killed in action, 29 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McFARLANE Frank

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