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William HAHN

Regimental number728
Place of birthMorgan, South Australia
SchoolEha Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper hewer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinFather, G H Bahn, Kybybolite, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 16th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Naracoorte Light Horse Roll of Honour, Town Halln Naracoorte, South Australia. Parents: Gustav and Julia HAHN. Native of Narracoote, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed trooper, 3 January 1915.

Embarked Freemantle, 19 February 1915.

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

Admitted to the New Zealand Field Ambulance (measles), Gallipoli, 7 June 1915; admitted to the Military Hospital, Imtaffa, 14 June 1915; embarked Alexandria to return to the front, 19 July 1915; rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 July 1915.

Killed in action, Walker's Ridge, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAHN William

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