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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Joseph LALOR LALOR, Joseph Peter

Spirits of Gallipoli - Joseph LALOR

Spirits of Gallipoli - Joseph LALOR
Unit 12th Battalion, G Company Rank Captain
Date of Enlistment 26 August 1914 Service no. -
Date of Death 25 April 1915 Place of Death The Nek
Age 30    
Cemetery Baby 700 Details Special Memorial 4
Epitaph Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. Lord Thou Knowest Best. (Translation: It is sweet and proper to die for oneís country)
Next of Kin (Wife) LALOR Hester Address Elgin St, Hawthorn VIC
Parents Joseph Peter and Agnes Lalor Address  
Date of Birth 5 September 1884 (from Lalor's Attestation papers) Place of birth VIC Richmond
General

"One destroyer landed its tows yet further north, in the same enclosed semi-circle, but near to the foot of Walker's Ridge.  These carried half a company of the 11th under Captain Tulloch and some of Captain Lalor's company of the 12th under lieutenant E. Y. Butler.  A machine-gun on some height beyond Walker's Ridge was playing on them."

BEAN, C E W, The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918, The Story of Anzac, volume 1, 11th edition, page 270 - 271, Landing a Gaba Tepe, 25 April 1915 (source 1)


"Lalor was by nature the last officer in the force to sit still and do nothing in so critical a fight.  The grandson of Peter Lalor, who led the only armed revolt that ever occurred in Australian history - the insurrection at Eureka Stockade on the Victorian goldfields - and the son of a doctor, he enlisted as a boy in the British Navy; deserted from that service; joined the French Foreign Legion; fought through a South American revolution; and finally was appointed to the permanent forces in Australia.  As an aide-de-camp in Western Australia he had more than one interesting meeting with naval officers, who little dreamed of his story.  He carried with intense pride a family sword, from which he would not be parted.  He had it with him - in spite of all regulations - on this morning at The Nek, its bright hilt wrapped in khaki cloth."

BEAN, C E W, The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918, The Story of Anzac, volume 1, 11th edition, page 291, Baby 700, 25 April 1915 (source 1)


"Morshead made his platoon left form and move across to Lalor's left.  Lalor waved his hand, and moved his own line to join Morshead's.  Fire was coming from the lower knolls down by the beach.  Lalor stood up to see, and resolved to charge forward.

"Now then, 12th Battalion," he cried; and, as he said the words, a Turkish bullet killed him."

BEAN, C E W, The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918, The Story of Anzac, volume 1, 11th edition, page 309, The Loss of Baby 700, 25 April 1915 (source 1)

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   ANZAC Epitaphs (source 10)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   ANZAC Epitaphs (source 10)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Anzac Memorial - 1917, page 257 (source 3)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sydney Mail Newspaper, 2 June 1915, page 18 (source 15)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Age Newspaper, 6 May 1915, page 10 (source 44)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Argus Newspaper, 7 May 1915, page 8 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Western Mail Newspaper, 14 May 1915, page 24 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Western Mail Newspaper, 31 December 1915, page 18 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Australasian Newspaper, 15 May 1915, page vi (source 31)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Melbourne Herald Newspaper, 5 May 1915, page 5 (source 95)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Melbourne Herald Newspaper, 18 August 1915, page 1 (source 95)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sunday Times Newspaper, 9 May 1915, page 3 (source 35)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper, 7 May 1915, page 7 (source 47)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Melbourne Herald Newspaper, 5 May 1915, page 1 (source 95)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Melbourne Herald Newspaper, 18 August 1915, page 1 (source 95)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Register Newspaper, 6 May 1915, page 8 (source 103)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 6 May 1915, page 8 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Sunday Times Newspaper, 9 May 1915, page 3 (source 35)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The West Australian Newspaper, 6 May 1915, page 8 (source 34)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The West Australian Newspaper, 6 May 1915, page 8 (source 34)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   ANZAC Epitaphs (source 10)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   WALKER, R W, To what end did they die? Officers died at Gallipoli, page 149 (source 127)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   QUINLIVIAN, Peter, Forgotten Valour: the story of Arthur Sullivan VC, page 32 (source 144)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   DANDO-COLLINS, Stephen, Crack Hardy. From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, the true story of three Australian brothers at war, page 110 (source 318)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 66 (source 14)
 

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