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Cornelious John SCANLAN

Regimental number186
Date of birth1890
Place of birthCobden, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationImplement fitter
AddressSouth Burrumbeet, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Scanlan, South Burrumbeet, Victoria
Previous military service4 years, 20th Australian Light Horse, Camperdown, Victoria.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 2), 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
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Cornelius Keaton SCANLAN and Helen SMITH~Memorial for him in Camperdown Cemetery, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; determined killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCANLAN Cornelious John

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