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Albert Dennis BURRIDGE

Regimental number2115
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Other NamesBURRIDGE, A D
BURRIDGE, A D
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSelector
AddressTara via Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 9"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Burridge, Tara via Dalby, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1915
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Albert Dennis BURRIDGE. Enlisted 15 March 1915 and posted to 15th Bn, 6th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 2 August 1915.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingSari Bair, Gallipoli
Age at death41
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 45), 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
75
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry, Serapeum, Egypt, 28 April 1916, determined fate as killed in action.

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

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