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Albert Louis AUBIN

Regimental number1710
Place of birthMontreal, Province of Quebec, Canada
SchoolSecondary School, Canada
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 3"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Aubin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years 11 months in the US Navy ('11 years ago').
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentSt George, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularThe late soldier was the only member of his Battalion (15th) and very likely, of the AIF who was of French-Canadian origin. After having travelled all over the world, he finally settled in Australia, the latter being the land of his choice or as he termed it God's Country for the labouring class.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), 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
74
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aime Onesime and Eliza Gariepy AUBIN, 51 Gilbault Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Court of Enquiry, Serapeum, 28 April 1916, concluded: 'Killed in action, 8 August 1915.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AUBIN Albert Louis

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