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William George Weston ROBERTSON

Regimental number1046
Place of birthBoorama New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTram conductor
Address299 Annandale Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs J Robertson, 299 Annandale Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1915
Date of death1 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 23), 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
41
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah ROBERTSON; husband of Maggie THOMASON (formerly ROBERTSON), "Caithness", Soldiers Settlement, Campbelltown, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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