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Full Name: Philip Gardner Tattle
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Philip Gardner
Surname: Tattle
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/246
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: School teacher
Next of Kin: L.W. Tattle (brother), care of Public Trust Office, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Longbush, Masterton, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Limerick or Arawa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 711
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 29 April 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name:
  • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
  • National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Memorial Reference: Panel 75
Obituary: Corporal P. G. Tattle, who has been killed at the Dardanelles, was a schoolmaster at Longbush when he enlisted. (Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 21)
Biographical Notes:
  • Philip Tattle was the son of Mrs. M. A. Tattle, of 'The Pine', Dufferin Street, Wellington.
  • He is commemorated on one of the bells (donated by Mary Ann Tattle) of the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Ministry for Culture & Heritage. National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington, and booklet with inscriptions on the bells, a pdf document
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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