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George Hewish LOGAN

Regimental number528
Place of birthTimaru, New Zealand
SchoolTimaru Main School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPainter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinJohn Logan, Wilson Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Deceased was first reported wounded, then wounded and missing. Later through a court of enquiry he was reported killed in action Aug 8th 1915. Does this mean he is buried and a stone will be put on his grave?' (details from sister, Mrs Rachael Logan)
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death24
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 18), 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
33
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary LOGAN. Native of Timaru, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Meditrerranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action (shrapnel wound, forehead); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 17 May 1915.

Wounded in action and reported missing, 8 August 1915; no further details immediately available.

Court of Enquiry, 24 March 1916, determined fate as 'killed in action, 8 August 1915'. Statement from 534 Sergeant C. MADDIGAN, B Coy, 2nd Bn, 23 February 1916: 'Logan was killed in the charge at Lone Pine on 6.8.15. He was struck in the stomach by a bullet. Witness was present and actually saw him. He was pretty bad and could not speak. He lay down on the ground and witness did not see him after that.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Base Records wrote to father, 17 May 1921, seeking any information that might help identify son's grave. Brother, R. Logan, replied, 2 July 1921: 'We cannot give you any information regarding the grave of my brother. He was reported wounded, later we had word he was at Alexandria. Three months later we heard he was dead. Through soldiers writing to their friends. At once I wrote to head-quarters & after a time they sent us word he was missing. Some of the boys say he died on a hospital ship going to England. One soldier says he saw him lying badly wounded, but never heard of him again. Another says he knows where he is buried, near his own brother. But as this soldier was an Australian we do nor know his name. Two years after we received his Bible and purse, they were sent from England. They must have been taken from his pockets. It would be a great relief if we could know the truth about his death. We have no letters that would help you. Although we tried in all ways to get information but to no success.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOGAN George Hewish

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