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Cecil Herbert HANIGAN

Regimental number1157
Place of birthSaltwater River, Tasmania
SchoolPublic School
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, J Hanigan, 61 George Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years in the Cadets
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 November 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Cecil Herbert Hanigan won the Amateur Championship, Tasmania (running) 7 miles and several Medals as a Footballer on North West Coast (Burnie Wanderers)." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1915
Date of death3 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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: John and Lucy HANIGAN, 61 George Street, North Hobart
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; buried at Courtney's Post.

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

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