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Herbert Richard HAYES

Regimental number1324
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDairyman
AddressMaryborough Road, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Hayes, Maryborough Road, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 November 1914
Place of enlistmentGympie, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAn extract from the Queensland People, November, 1915. "Bro. H Hayes, one of our Good Templar stalwarts, has been notified that his youngest son, Herbert Richard, died from wounds on August 27. The deceased enlised in November, 1911, leaving Melbourne with the 1st Reinforcement of the 15th Battalion. At the time of his death he was 23 years and two months old. Our brother joined the Evening Star Temple in 1901, passing into the Excelsior Lodge in 1913, where he took a leading part in the work of the Order. He was also a member of the Salvation Army. The latter body held a memorial service for him, which was largely attended. Sympathetic resolutions were passed to his relatives by Excelsior Lodge.
FateDied of wounds 27 August 1915
Date of death27 August 1915
Age at death23.2
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Annie HAYES. Native of Gympie, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5688 Pte William John HAYES, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917; 3417 Pte Walter James HAYES, 41st Bn, discharged, 3 november 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, abdomen), Gallipoli, 27 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Herbert Richard

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