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Tuesday, 7 August 2007
8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Eliot Gratton Wilson
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

 Eliot Gratton Wilson

 

Eliot Gratton Wilson's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

Eliot Gratton Wilson

Rank: Lieutenant [Lt]

Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 7 August 1915

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: 6. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

War Grave Register notes: WILSON, Lt. Eliot Gratton. Mentioned in Despatches. 8th Light Horse Regt. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1915. Age 22. Son of John Gratton Wilson and Alexandra Frances Wilson, of Ierne, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. Native of Minehead, England. 5.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

 

Eliot Gratton Wilson

 

 A brief military biography of Eliot Gratton Wilson from The AIF Project:

Place of birthMinehead, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressFarnham Park, Warrnambool
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr Wilson, Farnham Park, Warrnambool
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), 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
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Gratton and Alexandra Frances WILSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

Victorian Mounted Rifles, 2nd Battalion (West)

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920



Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Eliot Gratton Wilson

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 October 2009 4:13 PM EADT
8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Thomas Harold Redford
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

Thomas Harold Redford

 

Thomas Harold Redford's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

Thomas Harold Redford

Rank: Major [Maj]

Unit:
8th Australian Light Horse

Service:
Army

Conflict:
1914-1918

Date of death:
7 August 1915

Cause of death:
Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details:
GALLIPOLI 11. Walker's Ridge Cemetery

War Grave Register notes:
REDFORD, Maj. Thomas Harold. 8th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1915. Age 34. Son of Thomas and Isabel Redford; husband of Ruth Redford, of Kaikora, 49, Middlehead Rd., Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. II. C. 9.

Source:
AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

 

Thomas Harold Redford

 

 A brief military biography of Thomas Harold Redford from The AIF Project:

Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
SchoolWarrnambool College, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMerchant
AddressWarrnambool
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs T Redford, 'Kilmington', 47 Holt Avenue, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Victoria Mounted Rifles and Australian Light Horse.
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialWalkers Ridge Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Isabel REDFORD; husband of Ruth REDFORD, "Kaikora", 49 Middlehead Road, Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Warrnambool, Victoria

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

Area Officers who died at Gallipoli, 1915  

Victorian Mounted Rifles, 2nd Battalion (West)

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 
Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Thomas Harold Redford

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 October 2009 4:09 PM EADT
8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Edward Ellis Henty
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

Edward Ellis Henty

 

Edward Ellis Henty's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

Edward Ellis Henty

Rank: Lieutenant [Lt]

Unit: 8th Australian Light Horse

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 7 August 1915

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: GALLIPOLI 29. Ari Burnu Cemetery Anzac

War Grave Register notes: HENTY, Lt. Edward Ellis. 8th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1915. Son of Annie Margaret and the late Walter Thomas Henty; husband of Florence Henty, of The Caves, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. Native of Portland, Victoria. A. 14.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

 

 

Edward Ellis Henty

 

 A brief military biography of Edward Ellis Henty from The AIF Project:

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressThe Caves, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs F Henty, The Caves, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGrandson of Stephen George Henty, one of the first pioneers of the Western District of Victoria.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 14), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Annie HENTY; husband of Florence HENTY, The Caves, Hamilton, Victoria. Native of Portland, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Edward Ellis Henty

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 October 2009 4:07 PM EADT
8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Keith Allan Borthwick
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

Keith Allan Borthwick

 

Keith Allan Borthwick's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

Keith Allan Borthwick

Rank: Lieutenant [Lt]

Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 7 August 1915

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: 6. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

War Grave Register notes: BORTHWICK, Lt Keith Allan. 8th Light Horse Regt. Killed in actiKilled in action 7th Aug.,1915. Son of William and Ada Maud MaryBorthwick, of Fulham, Victoria, Australia. Native of Sale. 5.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

 

Keith Allan Borthwick

 

 A brief military biography of Keith Allan Borthwick from The AIF Project:

SchoolGippsland College, Victoria
Other trainingDookie College, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
Address7 Royal Crescent, Armadale
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinW Borthwick, 7 Royal Crescent, Armadale
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant in the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment; orderly officer to Brigadier, 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)see entry on page 603
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ada BORTHWICK, Fulham, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Keith Allan Borthwick

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 18 May 2011 9:28 AM EADT
Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, Roll of Honour, George Wallace Gibson
Topic: AIF - NZMRB - AMR

AMR, NZEF

Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment

Roll of Honour

George Wallace Gibson

 

Poppies on the Auckland Cenotaph plinth

 

A brief biography of George Wallace Gibson extracted from the Cenotaph Database hosted by the Auckland Museum.

 

Full Name: Trooper George Wallace Gibson
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): George Wallace
Surname: Gibson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/2320
Date of Birth: 4 June 1886
Place of Birth: Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Religion: Presbyterian
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: F.R. Gibson (father), Wharepuhunga, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Wharepuhunga, New Zealand
Physical Description:
  • Height: 5 feet 8 1/2 inches
  • Weight: 10 stone 9 pounds
  • Complexion: Pale
  • Eye colour: Grey/brown
Enlistment Date: 21 August 1915
Age on Enlistment: 27
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 32
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 261
Campaigns: Egypt
Military Awards:
  • 1914-15 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 9 August 1916
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Biographical Notes:
  • George Gibson was the on of Frank Robinson Gibson; husband of M. J. Gibson.
  • He was buried on battlefield Bir-el-Abd, Canal Zone, 12 August 1916
Further References: Search http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz for information about this person's Military Personnel File. Use the Simple Search option.
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment

Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, Roll of Honour

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916 

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, Roll of Honour, George Wallace Gibson

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 13 June 2010 6:15 PM EADT

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