List of Australian military personnel killed at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915

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Anzac Cove

This is a list of notable people who were killed in action during the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, in Turkey on Sunday, 25 April 1915 while serving with Australian armed forces during World War I.[1] The list is ordered by family name.

According to the historians at the Australian War Memorial,[2] it is generally accepted that the total number of Australian casualties, killed and wounded at Anzac Cove, on 25 April 1915 is something of the order of 2,000 men; and, although no-one can be certain of the precise number, it is generally accepted that something like 650 Australian servicemen were killed in action at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915[3]—and, according to Stanley (2014), the "first wave to land at dawn on 25 April 1915 … came from just six companies of the 9th, 10th and 11th Battalions [of the Australian Imperial Force]" and, of those who landed in that first wave, 101 were killed in action.[4]

Name Service
Number
Birthplace Occupation
at Enlistment
Age at
death
Rank
Balfe, Joseph Rupert  —[5] Brunswick, Victoria Fifth year
medical student
25 Lieutenant, A Company
6th Battalion, First A.I.F.[6]
Cordner, Joseph Alan 180 Bridgewater On Loddon, Victoria Clerk 24 Private, 6th Battalion,
First A.I.F.[7]
Crowl, Claude Terrelll 337 Stratford, Victoria Farmer 22 Private, 8th Battalion,
First A.I.F.[8]
Fincher, Charles 472 Footscray, Victoria Engine-driver 23 Private, 5th Battalion,
First A.I.F.[9]
Larkin, Edward Rennix 321 North Lambton, N.S.W.  Member of
Parliament[10]
34 Sergeant, 1st Battalion,
First A.I.F.[11]
McDonald, Fenley John 127 Nagambie, Victoria Stock and
station agent
23 Private, 7th Battalion,

First A.I.F.[12]

Pearce, Arthur Mueller 418 Sandhurst (Bendigo) Clerk 30 Corporal, 7th Battalion,

First A.I.F.[13]

Strahan, William Henry 199 Toodyay, Western Australia Orchardist 45 Sergeant, 16th Battalion,

First A.I.F.[14][15]

Swannell, Blair Inskip Weston Underwood,
Buckinghamshire,
England
Not employed 39 Major, 1st Battalion,
First A.I.F.[16]

The last surviving individual who had served in any capacity for any of the combatants during the Gallipoli campaign was Alec Campbell (2731).[17] Born in Tasmania on 26 February 1899, Campbell saw action at Gallipoli aged 16 (having given his age at the recruiting office as 18 years 4 months). He died in Tasmania on 16 May 2002, aged 103 years.[18]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lane, Daniel, "ANZAC hero Ted Larkin: The greatest sacrifice of all", The Sydney Morning Herald, (18 April 2015).
  2. ^ Australian War Memorial: Dawn of the Legend: 25 April 1915: The casualties debacle.
  3. ^ Department of Veterans Affairs: The Anzac Landing at Gallipoli: First to Fall. Archived 2015-04-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Stanley, Peter, Lost Boys of Anzac, NewSouth (UNSW Press), 2014, p.3.
  5. ^ Those given commissions at enlistment were not given "service numbers".
  6. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "Balfe, Rupert", pp.14-16 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen – The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Joseph Rupert Balfe; National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Balfe, Joseph Rupert.
  7. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "Cordner, Alan", pp.44-46 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen – The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Joseph Alan Cordner (180); National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Joseph Alan Cordner (180)
  8. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "Crowl, Claude", pp.47-48 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen – The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Claude Terrell Crowl (337); Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour "Circular": Claude Terrell Crowl (337); National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Claude Terrell Crowl (337).
  9. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "Fincher, Charles", pp.62-64 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen – The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Charles Fincher (472); National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Charles Fincher (472).
  10. ^ He was the Member for Willoughby in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from December 1913 until his death.
  11. ^ Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Edward Rennix Larkin (321); National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Edward Rennix Larkin (321).
  12. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "McDonald, Fen", pp.119-121 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen – The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Fenley John McDonald (127); National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Fenley John McDonald (127).
  13. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "Pearce, Joe", pp. 144–146 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen — The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. ISBN 1-74095-010-0 National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Arthur Mueller Pearce (418); Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Arthur Mueller Pearce (418).
  14. ^ Service record: Strahan, William Henry
  15. ^ The AIF Project: William Henry Strahan.
  16. ^ National Archives of Australia: World War I Service Record: Blair Inskip Swannell; Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Blair Inskip Swannell.
  17. ^ The AIF Project: Alexander William Campbell
  18. ^ Lost Leader of Anzacs: Alec William Campbell: 'the Last Sentinel of Gallipoli'.