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Geoffrey Lewis HARGRAVE

Regimental number41
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraftsman
AddressWunulla Road, Woollahra Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kin..., L Hargrave, Wanulla Road, Woollahra Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death4 May 1915
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 37), 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
69
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3063 Pte Karl Fletcher HARGRAVE, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 31 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 4 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARGRAVE Geoffrey Lewis

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