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Samuel WEINGOTT

Regimental number127
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionJewish
OccupationTailors cutter
Address380 Annandale Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinHarris Weingott, 380 Annandale Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death5 June 1915
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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
31
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7741 Driver Barron WEINGOTT, 1st Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919; 695 Pte Alexander WEINGOTT, 13th Bn, died of wounds, 3 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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