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James Armistead HAMPSON

Regimental number865
Place of birthWigton, Cumberland, England
SchoolNelson Grammer School, Wigton, Cumberland, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressWickton, Wigton, Cumberland, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, D.L. Hampson, Victoria Place, Wigton, Cumberland, England
Previous military service5th Border Territorial Regiment (Wigton)
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 4), 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
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel Lightfoot and Sarah HAMPSON, Victoria Place, Wigton, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 22 May 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 20 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMPSON James Armistead

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