|Place of birth||Rastrick, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England|
|School||Church Schools, Rastrick, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England|
|Address||Illawarra Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||D Henson, 1 Providence Place, Rastrick, Yorkshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, E Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||34|
|Age at death from cemetery records||34|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 21), 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
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|Parents: David and Barbara HENSON, 1 Providence Place, Rastrick, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.
Found guilty, 24 December 1914, of being drunk, Mena, 23 December 1914: admonished.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to Fleet Sweeper (diarrhea), Gallipoli, 23 June 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 27 June 1915; admitted to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 29 June 1915; transferred to Base Details, Zeitoun, 1 July 1915; embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit, Gallipoli, 20 July 1915; rejoined 4th, Bn, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.
Appointed lance corporal, Gallipoli, 30 July 1915.
Wounded in action (gun shot wound, thigh), Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Dunluce Castle', 9 August 1915; buried at sea.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HENSON Fred|