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Regimental number641
Place of birthSt Giles-in-the-Fields, London, WC, England
SchoolHigher Grade, Greenwich, London, SW, England
Age on arrival in Australia17.6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinA J Hailstone, 'Ivy Cottage', South Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Had a very fair education, at school until 16 years. Possessed much grit and perseverance, and would have proved a very useful subject to the State.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.11
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 17), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 20 May 1915; fit for light duties.

Killed in action, 7 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Letter, father to Department of Defence, 27 February 1920: '... and since I sacrificed a good deal for his education I would be glad, if there is any gratuity in his case, to have it. I would not have mentioned the latter were it not for the hard times we are enduring here here and the difficulties of making both ends meet.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAILSTONE Arthur John

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