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William Francis HAYNES

Regimental number2250
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Address10 Brown Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Haynes, 10 Brown Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 May 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death25
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), 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
66
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Adelaide, 23 June 1915.

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Wounded in action (shell wound, shoulder and chest), Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 6 August 1915; buried at sea, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYNES William Francis

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