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Regimental number523
Place of birthPaisley, Scotland
SchoolPaisley Kibble Institution
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.25"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Hannah, Dalby, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 6th Light Horse
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 14 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
Family/military connectionsBrother: [1360] 2nd Lt Robert HANNAH DCM, 49th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 23 February 1915, of (1) disobeying orders in not turning out for piquet duty and (2) insolence to an NCO, Heliopolis, 22 February 1915: awarded 7 days detention.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 13-14 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry held in the field, 10 June 1915, pronounced fate 'reasonable to assume killed in action, Gallipoli, 13-14 May 1915'.

Court of Enquiry held in the field, 3-5 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 13-14 May 1915'; confirmed by Lieutenant General W R Birdwood, 13 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAttestation papers list birthplace as Dalby, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANNAH James

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