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Dudley Charles BEULKE

Regimental number879
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolTaronga Rd State School, Malvern, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressDane Road, Moorabin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mother, Mr and Mrs Beulke, Dane Road, Moorabin, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 9th Battery, Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces, Drill Hall, Chapel St, Windsor, Victoria.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 7 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 May 1915
Age at death22.11
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), 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
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry William and Bertha Mary BEULKE, Dane Road, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia. Native of Bendigo
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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