|Place of birth||London, England|
|School||Boarding School, London, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||16|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Port Pirie, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. J. Birchett, 32 Roding Road, Homerton, London, England|
|Previous military service||Served as a bugler in the Merchant Service, on board 'Otway', 'Omrah', and 'Tainui'. Served in Australian Light Horse, New South Wales, for 20 months; also served for 12 months (and still serving at time of AIF enlistment) in 24th Light Horse.|
|Place of enlistment||Morphettville, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Trumpeter|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||20|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||At sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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 Ellen BIRCHETT, 32 Roding Road, Homerton, London, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
Wounded in action, Monash Valley, 28 May 1915 (gun shot wound, neck: serious).
Died of wounds at sea on board HS 'Gascon', 28 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BIRCHETT Arthur Leonard|