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George Frederick HEWET

Regimental number1051
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
Other NamesHEWETT, George Federick
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Isabela Hewet, 10A Nelson Street, South Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 29), 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
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Isabella HEWETT, 10A Nelson Street, Williamstown, Victoria. Native of Dandenong. Served as "HEWET"
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Struck off strength, 7th Bn, Egypt, 8 March 1915; transferred to Australian Intermediate Base, Mena, 8 March 1915: spent 42 days in detention for misconduct (drunkenness, breaking camp and insolence to NCOs) and 104 days under treatment for syphilis.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 19 July 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 25 July 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEWET George Frederick

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