13th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Private Samuel James MacFarlane was born at Doons, Orritor, Cookstown on 17th March 1894. On leaving school he served his apprenticeship with the Henderson Line of Steamers, trading between Glasgow and Rangoon. He later went to work in Australia. On arrival in Sydney he found that war had broken out in Europe and immediately volunteered his services. He took part in the New Guinea Campaign and was offered a commission to assist in training other volunteers. He preferred to volunteer for active service in Europe and was at first posted to Cairo and then Gallipoli. He was fatally wounded at Gallipoli and died a short time later on an Australian Hospital Ship, having been recommended for a medal.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat - Bigali road. From this junction you should travel into the main Anzac area. At 7.6kms., take a right turn to Chunuk Bair and initially take the road to Kemalyeri. At 10.3kms, Lone Pine will be found on the left. Lone Pine Cemetery stand on the plateau at the top of Victoria Gully.