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George Reubin HOPE

Regimental number623
Place of birthMoonambil, Victoria
SchoolMoonambil and Redbank Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address125 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs Ellen Wright, 125 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse, Rupanyup
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRupanyup, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 30 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Reubin spelt Rubin
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Reuben and Emma HOPE. Native of Moonambel, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Admitted to Sweeper 'Clacton' (septic foot), 22 June 1915; admitted to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 23 June 1915; transferred to No. 24 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 June 1915; rejoined 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 18 July 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOPE George Reubin

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