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Henry George HILL

Regimental number283
Place of birthManor House Farm, Colton, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
AddressColton, Rigely, Staffordshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F G Upton, Colton, Rugely, Staffordshire, England
Enlistment date6 December 1914
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circularb. 9 December 1887. Migrated alone to Australia. Enlisted 10 December 1914. Embarked 8 February 1915. Wounded 7 August 1915.
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1915
Place of death or woundingThe Nek, Gallipoli
Age at death27
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
8
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 8 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship 'Delta' (gun shot wound, right shoulder), Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; died of wounds, 11 August 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Henry George

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