|Place of birth||Albany, Western Australia|
|School||Geelong Grammar School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hillside, Albany, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mr A Y Hassell, Albany, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Was Corporal in the Geelong Grammar School Cadet Corps.|
|Place of enlistment||Guildford, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'He was the seventh son of two old Pioneer Families; his Grandfather served in the Civilian Navy in the early twentys and came to Australia in 1837.' (details from father)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), 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|
|Commemorated (marble tablet, 'For God, King, and Country') in St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia. Parents: Albert and Ethel HASSELL. Native of Albany, Western Australia|
|Family/military connections||A number of cousins. One killed at Gallipoli. One killed in France. Two returned wounded and one served in New Guinea.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Mena, 29 March 1915 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 6 April 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Board of Enquiry, assembled at Russell's Top, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915, concluded 'no single individual of the 10th Regiment reached the Turkish trenches. Subsequent to the assault the enemy were seen deliberately firing on the wounded'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Second given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Humphrey; father incorrectly listed as A.T. HASSELL.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HASSELL Oscar Donald Humfray|