|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Heatherbank Westray Orkney, Northern Scotland|
|School||Midbea Public School, Westray Orkney, Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Other training||Could speak Gaelic fluently. Known as 'Hamish'|
|Age on arrival in Australia||25|
|Occupation||Barrister at law|
|Address||Heatherbank, Westray, Orkney, Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Harcus, Heatherbank, Westray, Orkney, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served for 8 years in British regiments; served for 2 years in the 25th Australian Infantry Regiment as a captain|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Major|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
Commissioned 7 May 1915
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Migrated to Australia (Sydney) from Britain in 1907. He passed finals of Barristers Exams with Supreme Court of New South Wales. Worked for a firm called McLoughlins.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||34|
|Age at death from cemetery records||34|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 64), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Andrew and Jane HARCUS, Heatherbank, Westray, Orkney, Scotland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed captain, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 18 August 1914.
Appointed captain, Australian Imperial Force, 2 May 1915.
Promoted major, 1 June 1915.
Embarked Sydney, 26 June 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Admitted to the 5th Field Ambulance (dysentery), Gallipoli, 16 October 1915; rejoined 20th Bn, Gallipoli, 1 November 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 11 December 1915; buried at the foot of Walker's Ridge.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Place of burial||No known grave. Commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. Panel No. 64|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HARCUS James Logie|