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Herbert HALLETT

Regimental number524
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolParkerville Home School, Parkerville, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia9
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMiss V Salter, Quarading, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Parkerville Children's Home Chapel (now housed in Parkerville Hall). Sister: Fanny HALLET, Cottesloe, Western Australia. Native of England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry held in the field, 1 September 1915, pronounced fate 'missing believed killed, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915'.

Court of Enquiry held in the field, 17 December 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALLETT Herbert

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