Gallipoli May 5th

74 Spr. James Randall Pantlin
74 Spr. James Randall Pantlin


May the 5th, 1915 Gallipoli, was another tough day for the Engineering Coy………. 74 James Randall Pantlin was 24 years old,the son of James and Margaret Pantlin, of Railway St., Banksia, New South Wales. James attended Cleveland Street Public School , Sydney.

James was a clerk, but he had other talents and was keen to point out that he had skills as a rough carpenter, and knew how to shoot as he was a member of the Abbotsford rifle club.

James was also good friends with 71 James Scales and they had enlisted together on the 19th August 1914.

On this day 5th May 1915, James Pantlin was “Killed in Action”. His name appears on the historic memorial cross with his mates from the 1st FCE.  and also honoured at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery. and the Honour Wall at the Australian War Memorial.

Anzac memorial Cross

Shrapnel Valley Cemetery 1

James Pantlin Shrapnel Valley

Shrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 24), Gallipoli, Turkey

Location on the Roll of Honour

James Randall Pantlin’s name is located at panel 24 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

map1 AWM James Pantlin
map AWM James Pantlin

Roll of Honour name projection

James Randall Pantlin’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Wed 27 May, 2015 at 9:47 pm
  • Wed 8 July, 2015 at 8:28 pm
  • Fri 21 August, 2015 at 11:52 pm
  • Mon 12 October, 2015 at 9:29 pm
  • Mon 14 December, 2015 at 12:31 am
  • Wed 10 February, 2016 at 4:07 am
  • Wed 6 April, 2016 at 2:11 am
  • Sat 21 May, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Sat 2 July, 2016 at 11:27 pm

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