Topic: AIF - 3B - 10 LHR
10th LHR, AIF
10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Frederick John Bunce
Frederick John Bunce
|Place of birth||Glenelg, South Australia|
|School||State School, Glenelg, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Glenelg, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Bunce, Tambellup, Western Australia|
|Enlistment date||1 October 1914|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll||5 October 1914|
|Place of enlistment||Guildford, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on board HMAT A52 Surada 17 February 191|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF|
|Fate||Killed in Action 7 August 1915|
|Place of death or wounding|| |
Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli
|Date of death||7 August 1915|
|Age at death||31.4|
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Rose BUNCE. Native of Glenelg, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Cousin: 1677 Pte Harry SYKES, killed in action, Gallipoli, 20 August 1915.|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 25 June 1915 (influenza); transferred to Fleet Sweeper, 25 June 1915. Diarrhoea diagnosed, 18 July 1915; admitted to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 21 July 1915; transferred to Camp, 20 July 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 25 July 1915.
Killed in action, Walker's Ridge,7 August 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|War Grave Register notes||BUNCE, Tpr. Frederick John, 379. 10th Light Horse Regt. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1915. Age 31. Son of William Henry and RoseBunce. Native of Glenelg, South Australia. 10.|
|Source||AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army|
Lest We Forget
All information sourced from the Australian War Memorial, ADFA Project, National Australian Archives and the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre.
Additional Reading:The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Citation: 10th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Frederick John Bunce