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Hector Leslie HALLAM

Regimental number895
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
SchoolState School, Warracknabeal, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Hallam, Lowan, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember of a Rifle Club
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMarried Emily Ellen Scott and had two children. Dorothy Jane and Leslie Hallam.
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 May 1915
Age at death35
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed corporal, 20 November 1914.

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

Appointed sergeant, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 5 May 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Gloucester Castle', 6 May 1915; buried at sea between Alexandria and Gallipoli, 6 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALLAM Hector Leslie

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