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Harry Oliver HART

Regimental number103
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
Other NamesELART, Edward
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr J Hart, 49 Northcote Road, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
FateDied of wounds 17 June 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Ex Gallipoli: Served as ELART EDWARD
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915; rejoined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 6 June 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 17 June 1915; buried at sea between Gallipoli and Malta, 17 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HART Harry Oliver

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