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Harold Gwynne HUGHES

Regimental number1786
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Dr Hughes, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Hughes c/o Dr Hughes, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 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
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Harold G
Place of burialAt Sea
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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1915.

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

Admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, forearm; fractured leg), Anzac, 23 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Nevaska', 24 August 1915; buried at sea 4 miles south west of Anzac.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES Harold Gwynne

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