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Fredrick Nicholas HANSEN

Regimental number733
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPalmer Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Hansen, 12 Glasshouse Lane, Collingwood, Victoria
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Place of enlistmentColac, 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
FateDied of wounds 30 October 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 66), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, thigh), Gallipoli, 29 October 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Rewa', 30 October 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANSEN Fredrick Nicholas

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