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Regimental number371
Place of birthBurslem, Stoke on Trent, England
SchoolOld Colwyn, Sandback, dunstable, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Wain, Stockton, Staffordshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Roy Hall c/o Mrs Wain, Olives, Stockton Brook Staffordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 58), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret HALL, Stockton Brook, Staffs., England. Native of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Hospital (dysentery), Helouan, 1 August 1915; discharged fit to Aerodrome Camp, Heliopolis, 17 August 1915.

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

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 9 April 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipol, 27 August 1915'.

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

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