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Charles George Hubbard HAMPSON

Regimental number743
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address25 Little Cremorne Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 7.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hampson, 25 Little Cremorne Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 23), 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
99
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Annie HAMPSON. Native of Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2918 Pte John HAMPSON, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 3 October 1915; buried at Brown's Dip, Gallipoli, 3 October 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMPSON Charles George Hubbard

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