|Place of birth||Abbotsbury, Dorset, England|
|School||Elementary School, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||25|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E. Daemen, West Street, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, E Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'He was employed in England as a Footman & Butler. Arrived in Australia February 1909, landed at Sydney. His first job was clearing "Bush", afterwards assistant to a land surveyor, and later employed at Gasworks in Brisbane.' (details from mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Age at death||31|
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The 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.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Reported missing, 9 May 1915.
Court of Enquiry, held at Serapeum, 6-8-28 April 1916, declared fate to be 'Killed in action, 9 May 1915'.
Red Cross File No 0870110H, Statement, 749 Corporal H.G. HUGHES, C Company, 15th Bn (patient, Ghain Tuffieha Hospital, Malta), 20 November 1915: 'Witness knew him personally. they were in same half company but Daemen was in 10 platoon. Witness saw him go into action on May 9 at Quinn's post near Anzac. He was carrying ammunition after the taking of the trenches. The attack started at 9 p.m. He and witness were carrying ammunition to the trench which was captured about 10 p.m. Never saw him again.'Second statement, 763 Sergeant Major F.J. MERRELL, 15th Bn, 22 December 1915: 'Witness states that there is no doubt Daemen was killed on May 15th. He states that 772 Pte R.T. Owens saw him killed and could give all details. He is now in hospital: 3rd London Gen. Hospital.' Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAEMEN Alfred
Red Cross File No 0870110H