Lance Corporal John Athelstan Corteen Tytherleigh

Service number 867
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Middle Park
Death Date 1915-07-09
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Lance Corporal John Athelstan Corken Tytherleigh (867, 6th Battalion) was a clerk from Essendon, Victoria. He was killed in action near Anzac Cove on 9 July 1915, aged 17 years 8 months. John is buried in the Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli. His mother wrote that John carried with him a “housewife” which had belonged to his great grandfather, William Gatch, who served on one of Lord Nelson’s ships during the Battle of Trafalgar. John’s cousins, Lieutenant General Walter Ramsay McNicoll and Captain John Eldred Mott, were awarded a Distinguished Service Order and a Military Cross and Bar respectively.



Date of enlistment 18 August 1914
Date of embarkation 19 October 1914
Date of death 09 July 1915
Date of fate 09 July 1915