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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Henry MacLAURIN MacLAURIN, Henry Normand

 

Spirits of Gallipoli - Henry MacLAURIN

Spirits of Gallipoli - Henry MacLAURIN
Unit 1st Battalion, Headquarters Rank Colonel
Date of Enlistment 15 August 1914 Service no. -
Date of Death 27 April 1915 Place of Death MacLaurin's Hill
Age 37    
Cemetery 4th Battalion Parade Ground Details A. 10
Epitaph Neither counted I my life as dear unto myself
Next of Kin (Brother) MacLAURIN Charles Address  
Parents Sir Henry Normand (Chancellor of University of Sydney) and Eliza Ann MacLaurin Address  
Date of Birth 31 October 1878 Place of birth NSW Sydney

General

"For the Brigadier from New South Wales Bridges made the experiment of selecting, on an estimate of his character, a very young and comparatively untried officer, a Sydney barrister, H. N. MacLaurinMacLaurin was the son of one of the most respected public men in New South Wales, Sir Normand MacLaurin, a Scotsman, once a leading Sydney medical man and for years the Chancellor of the University of Sydney.  Young MacLaurin had been in the militia since his university days, and had recently been promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 26th Infantry of the of the citizen forces."

The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918, BEAN, C E W, The Story of Anzac, volume 1, 11th edition, page 50, The "A.I.F" (source 1)


"Irvine was shot at 3 p.m.  Ten minutes later MacLaurin, standing in his shirtsleeves behind the southern shoulder of the ridge which bears his name, was shot from the same point.  He died without knowing of Irvine's death.  The command of the 1st Brigade was given temporarily to Colonel Owen, of the 3rd Battalion, who was at Steele's Post on the same ridge."

The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918, BEAN, C E W, The Story of Anzac, volume 1, 11th edition, page 521, Second Counter-Attack (source 1)

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Gallipoli - The Incredible Campaign, SWIFTE, Tim, page 48 (source 17)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   ANZAC Epitaphs (source 10)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   WW1 Official History - Vol 1, page 520 (source 1)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper, 5 May 1915, (source 24)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   ANZAC Memorial, 25th April 1916, page 46 (source 26)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sydney Mail Newspaper, 12 May 1915, (source 15)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Age Newspaper, 8 May 1915, page 14 (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 Australasian Newspaper, 15 May 1915, page vi (source 31)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Daily Telegraph Newspaper, 12 May 1915, page 11 (source 70)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Daily Telegraph Newspaper, 5 May 1915, page 11 (source 70)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 7 May 1915, page 8 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Daily Telegraph Newspaper, 5 May 1915, page 9 (source 70)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 12 August 1915, page 1 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   The Anzac Book 1916, page 27 (source 16)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Australian War Memorial (www.awm.gov.au), G01853, (source 7)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Society of Australian Genealogists
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 2 (source 14)
 

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