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Dustin Lee DENFORD

Regimental number5442
Place of birthEast Wellington, River Murray, South Australia
SchoolWellington School, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinDenford, c/o Inglis, Bay Road, Keswick, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAdmitted to 4th Field Ambulance with pneumonia on 29 May 1915
FateDied of disease 30 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death31
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 68), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 29 May 1915 (pneumonia).

Died of pneumonia at sea, on board HT 'Gascon', 30 May 1915.

Buried at sea, 5 miles off Gaba Tepe.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DENFORD Dustin Lee

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