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Henry HANSEN

Regimental number290
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolState School, Rockhampton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address311 Murray Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Hansen, 311 Murray Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death10 August 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
76
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 28 November 1914, of being absent without leave from tattoo roll call, Broadmeadows Camp, 28 November 1914: admonished and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 9 December 1914, of overstaying his leave, from 6.00pm, 5 December 1914 to revile, 7 December 1914: fined 5/- and forfeited 2 days' pay.

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

Appointed corporal, 12 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; admitted to the 39th Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, left knee and joint), Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; died of wounds (gangrene, left leg), Hospital Ship 'Gascon', 10.50am, 10 August 1915.

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

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