Private Cecil Anthony McAnulty
|Birth place:||Australia: Victoria, Ballarat|
|Death date:||08 August 1915 to 10 August 1915|
|Death place:||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli, Lone Pine|
|Service number:||1803 - First World War, 1914-1918|
Cecil Anthony McAnulty was born at Ballarat, Victoria, in 1888. He originally enlisted with the 3rd Infantry Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force on 4 November 1914. However, he was discharged prior to embarkation for an unknown reason. Undeterred, the 26-year-old clerk enlisted again the following year on 11 February 1915, this time with the 2nd Infantry Battalion, and departed Sydney aboard HMAT Argyllshire on 10 April 1915.
In May McAnulty and several others of the battalion were sent to reinforce the 3rd Battalion on Gallipoli. He had kept a diary since the day he left Australia and recorded his experiences on Gallipoli in great detail. One of the last entries concerns the fighting at Lone Pine in early August. McAnulty described his amazement at reaching the opposing Turkish trenches, charging in a trance through the flurry of machine-gun and rifle fire. Sadly, his last entry ends mid-sentence while he is describing the battle.
Cecil McAnulty was killed in action at Lone Pine, sometime between 8 and 10 August 1915. He was originally buried at Brown's Dip North Cemetery but was later reinterred at the Lone Pine Cemetery on Gallipoli.
Rolls and Awards
- Rank: Private
- Date of Death: 08 August 1915 to 10 August 1915
- Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
- Rank: Private
- Date of embarkation: 10 April 1915
- Place of embarkation: Sydney
Collection relating to the service of 1803 Private Cecil Anthony McAnulty, 3 Battalion, AIF, Australia, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of two diaries kept by Private McAnulty, from 10 April 1915 until 8 August 1915, and photocopies of each diary. The later diary is written on the...
Maker: McAnulty, Cecil Anthony
Diary relating to the First World War service of 1803 Private Cecil Anthony McAnulty, 3rd Infantry Battalion. The diary, kept between 10 April  and 31 May , contains sketches and descriptions of his embarkation and journey to Egypt, training in Egypt, and the eventual deployment to the...
Diary relating to the First World War service of 1803 Private Cecil Anthony McAnulty, 3rd Infantry Battalion. In this diary, kept between 1 June  and 8 August , McAnulty provides a detailed insight into life during the Gallipoli campaign. The final entries are of the Battle of Lone Pine...
|Date of birth||1888|
|Date of embarkation||1915-04-10|
|Date of death||1915-08-08 - 1915-08-10|