|Place of birth||Napier|
|Next of kin||Matthew T Philson, Stanley Point, Devonport, Auckland|
|Rank on embarkation||Private|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on
|The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Final unit||Auckland Infantry Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 73), 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.
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|Parents: Matthew Thomas and Catherine Jane Philson, Auckland|
War service: Egypt, GallipoliMedals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Nominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body|