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Edward Francis HILLIEAR

Regimental number266
Date of birth7 August 1894
Place of birthStrath Creek, Victoria
SchoolStrath Creek Elementary State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
AddressStrath Creek, via Broadford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 0"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinCharles Hillicar, Strath Creek,, Broadford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 4th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, Yea, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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
9
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Spelt HILLIEAR on Cemetery Details
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 24 April 1915, of being absent from roll call, Heliopolis, 24 April 1915: awarded extra stable fatigues.

Found guilty, 9 June 1915, of being absent without leave, Heliopolis, 6 June 1915: leave stopped for one week.

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 26 July 1915.

Died of wounds (shrapnel wound, brain), Hospital Ship 'Gloucester Castle', 5.00am, 5 August 1915; buried at sea between Gaba Tepe and Alexandria by Reverend C F Packer.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILLIEAR Edward Francis

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