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George William HALL

Regimental number1950
Place of birthTungamah, Victoria
SchoolState School, Tungamah, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address84 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMrs R Hall, 84 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 55th Battalion and 51st Battalion Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Rose HALL, 84 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria. Native of Tungamah
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 17 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915; reverts to ranks.

Reported missing, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 8 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915'.

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

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