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Albert Charles HUBBARD

Regimental number1702
Place of birthNoumea, New Caledonia
SchoolFrench Public School of Noumea, New Caledonia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipowner
AddressNoumea, New Caledonia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hubbbard, Noumea, New Caledonia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"The charge of the 18th Battalion at Hill 60 was a gallant one and very few men escaped the murderous machine gun fighting and snippers . A mate reported that Private C. Hubbard was one of the first to gain the paropet as soon as the order was given to charge." Details from Sister.
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 61), 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
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St James' Roll of Honour, Sydney, New South Wales: '"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39. In memory of those associated with St James' Church who gave their lives in the Great War.' Parents: William and Jane HUBBARD, Noumea, New Caledonia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUBBARD Albert Charles

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