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Leslie Duncan HEMING

Date of birth21 April 1890
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
SchoolPublic Schools and Mordens College
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationState civil servant
Address15 McKinnon Parade, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 0"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Heming, 15 McKinnon Parade, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years 78th Bn, Citizen Military Forces; served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Troopship A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 50), 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
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Grace HEMING, 15 McKinnion Parade, North Adelaide. Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

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

Admitted to hospital (gun shot wound, hand), Alexandria, 30 April 1915.

Promoted captain (vice Captain, H. H. Brittain, invalided), 1 May 1915.

Discharged to duty, Alexandria, 24 May 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEMING Leslie Duncan

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