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Henry TROON

Regimental number2054
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFitter
AddressHowatt Street, Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Next of kinH Troon, Howatt Street, Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 7th Australian Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2019
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), 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
184
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 4 May 1915.

Died at sea on board Troopship 'Gloucester Castle' of wounds sustained at Gallipoli.

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