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Regimental number514
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer, tobacco stripper
Address175 Kerr Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Alexander, 175 Kerr Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 63rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1915
Date of death26 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Henrietta ALEXANDER.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Reported, 29 November 1915, as 'Missing in Action, 25 April 1915'.

Court of Enquiry, France, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 26 April 1915'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 0040906J, 541 Pte G. WILSON, B Company, 7th Bn, 12 June 1916: 'Informant states casualty was a friend of his, and describes him as 5' 3" in height, thin, medium dark, clean shaven. Casualty was wounded in the leg on the 25th April in the Landing. Casualty was on shore when it happened. Informant does not know what happened to casualty afterwards, but is positive that he was not mortally wounded.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death20
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALEXANDER Archibald
Red Cross File No 0040906J

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