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Frank Milton ROWELL

ReligionMethodist
OccupationCivil servant
AddressLockleys, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kate Debney Rowell, c/o Mr. T. Stanford, 'Thornbury', Fulham, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant Colonel (Commanding Officer)
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916.

FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
4
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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