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Daniel James HALL

Regimental number1651/ 1655
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
Other NamesDaniel James
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFoster Father, M Rafferty, 51 Otter Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6277394
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Date of death2 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
32
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 11 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 24 March 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Daniel James

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