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Edmund John HALLAM

Regimental number1545
Place of birthToton, Derbyshire, England
SchoolGerard Street Secondary School, Derby, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/o John Spouse, Rose Valley , Narrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edmond Hallam, 2 Orchard Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England
Previous military serviceServed for three years in Territorial Force, Cheshire Division, British Army.
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentNarrogin, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 January 1996
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 68), 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: Edmund and Sarah HALLAM, 2 Orchard Street, Long Eaton, England. Native of Toton, Derbyshire
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to the 7th Field Ambulance (dysentery), Gallipoli, 17 October 1915; transferred to the 16th Casualty Clearing Station (enteritis), Gallipoli, 20 October 1915; died of illness, Hospital Ship 'Nevasa', 24 October 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALLAM Edmund John

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