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Claude HARDING

Regimental number574
Place of birthPort Esperance, Tasmania
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address16 Frederick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah J Harding, Dover, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentFootscray, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"My son, Pat Clange Harding was killed in Gallipoli on 10th May, 1915 as I received a Post Card dated 5th of May his own hand writing and not the 26th April". Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 April 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 29), 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
50
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 19 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Ionian', off Gallipoli coast, 26 April 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARDING Claude

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