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John Sinclair ANGUS

Regimental number516
Place of birthForbes, New South Wales
SchoolKensington Public School, New South Wales
Address2 Tunbridge Street, Flemington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Angus, St Andrew, 2 Tunbridge Street, Flemington, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 18 months in the Australian Field Artillery Artillery; then in the 58th Regiment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentEssendon, Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Catherine ANGUS, Newmarket, Victoria. Native of Forbes, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Mena, Cairo, 16 March 1915 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 21 March 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Posted as missing in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Fate indeterminate for some considerable time. Quarter-Master, Camp, Zeitoun, Egypt, wrote to Mr G. Angus: 'I have pleasure in informing you that according to latest records Pte J.S. Angus ... is not yet dead, and therefore effects as per our advice to you dated 16 November are held back.'

Court of Enquiry, 13 May 1915, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANGUS John Sinclair

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