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Cecil Bertram HANSON

Regimental number1786
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Brigid's Catholic School, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCardinal Street, Mosman Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMartin B Hanson, Cardinal Street, Mosman Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Place of enlistmentGoondiwindi, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death10 June 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), 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
31
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 9th Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915

Wounded in action, Gaba Tepe, 2 June 1915; died at sea on board HS 'Sicilia', between Gallipoli and Malta, 10 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Cordial Street; father's surname as HANSEN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANSON Cecil Bertram

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