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Percy SEAMAN

Regimental number636
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, Port Lincoln, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWilmington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Permain, Wilmington, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Elizabeth PERMAIN (formerly SEAMAN), 4 Seventh Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia, and the late James SEAMAN. Native of Port Lincoln, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2242 Pte Albert Edward SEAMAN, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919; Uncles: 4417 Corporal Thomas William ETTRIDGE, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; 4418 Pte John Edward ETTRIDGE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 1 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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