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Frederick Charles HEWITT

Regimental number447
Place of birthLyttleton, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address51 Clarke Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 11.25"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Johnston, Marathon Hinds, Canterbury, NZ
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the 3rd New South Wales Bushmen; served for 3 months in the Peninsula Horse; served for 3.5 years in the Christchurch Citizen Forces
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), 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: Peter and Catherine HEWITT. Native of Lyttleton, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Wounded in action (bullet wound, right shoulder), Gallipoli, 28 April 1915; admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 4 May 1915; promoted sergeant, 8 May 1915; transferred to base details, Zeitoun, 13 May 1915; embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 8 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEWITT Frederick Charles

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