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Garnet Edmund Iles TINSON

Date of birth18 August 1887
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
SchoolState public school; Tamworth Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMountview Road, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith L Tinson, Mountview Road, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 6.3 years as 2nd Lieutenant, C Troop, C Squadron, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
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 RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
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Lieutenant


Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 1 February 1915

FateDied of wounds 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 1), 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
3
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3499 Driver Walter Ernest Richard TINSON, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Australia, 20 October 1914. Emarbarked at Alexandria for Gallipoli, 9 May 1915. Severely wounded in the leys while in charye of a bombing party at Pope's Post, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915. Shot while crossing No Man's Land; remained in the open until evening when he was brought in and taken down to the beach. He died on board the Hospital Ship, 'Dunluce Castle', and was buried at sea. There was some confusion surrounding the circumstances of his wounding and death, and the precise details were not confirmed to his next of kin until December 1915.

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

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