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Clarence William Anstruther WILKINSON

Regimental number41
Place of birthHintlesham, Suffolk, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.25"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, A S A Wilkinson, Hintlesham Rectory, Ipswich, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 57), 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
81
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Hintlesham War Memorial. Parents: The Rev. Anthony Anstruther and Harriett Susan WILKINSON, 8 Parkington Terrace, Barmouth, North Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 156 Pte Anthony Oswald Ansthruther WILKINSON, 1st Division Headquarters, returned to Australia, 31 October 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 2 May 1915 (punctured chest wound).

Died of wounds, 5 May 1915, on board HT 'Dongala'; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Hinkelsham, Ipswich, England..
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILKINSON Clarence William Anstruther

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