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Bertrand AUCHTERLONIE

Regimental number1702
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolOne Mile State School, Gympie, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressInglewood Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.7
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Auchterlonie, Inglewood Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 7 months in B Company, Wide Bay Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
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 RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
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: Archibald and Elizabeth AUCHTERLONIE, "Fiona", Marne Road, Albion, Queensland. Native of Gympie
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Archibald Vivian AUCHTERLONIE, 25th Bn, killed in action, 20 October 1915; Lt Cecil Arthur AUCHTERLONIE MC & Bar, 25th Bn, killed in action, 10 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 2 June 1916.

Reported wounded and missing, 8 August 1915.

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

Medals:1914-15, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2433, AUCHTERLONIE Bertrand

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