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Allan Melrose HAYES

Regimental number447
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
SchoolMoonee Ponds Public School, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address26 Sussex Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinJ T Hayes, 26 Sussex Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
  cemetery records
Parents: John Thomas and Jeannie HAYES, of Merbein South, Victoria. Native of Northcote, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 410 Sergeant James Matheson HAYES, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 7 November 1915; 22257 Pte Trevor Batty HAYES, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919; 6274 Pte Francis HAYES, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Appointed lance corporal, 6 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

No further information received by Base Records, 15 August 1915; fate amended, 4 December 1915, to 'wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Allan Melrose

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