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Charles Henry HAYES

Regimental number1240
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressThe Dairy Rylstone, Mudgee Line, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11.25"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Ada Hayes, The Dairy Rylstone, Mudgee Line, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 September 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 23), 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
91
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, head), Gallipoli, 10 September 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Gascon', 10 September 1915; buried at sea by Chaplain E Hugo between Gallipoli and Alexandria.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Charles Henry

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