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John HART

Regimental number1002
Place of birthStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBillabong, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, H J Hart, Billabong, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Territorials
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 August 1915
Age at death21.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 40), 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
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Emily HART, 17 Wilton Grove, Elwood, victoria. Native of Stoke-on-Trent, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted lance corporal, date unrecorded.

Promoted corporal, 1 February 1915.

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

Evacuated from Gallipoli (gastritis), 13 July 1915; admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 14 July 1915; embarked Malta for Egypt, 8 August 1915; embarked Alexandria to rejoin 14th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 26 August 1915.

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

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