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Arthur Herbert HODGKINSON

Regimental number1956
Place of birthThornborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o A W Hodgkinson, Merinda, Bowen, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height6' 2"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, A W Hodgkinson, Station Street, Logan Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNiI
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentPort Douglas, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 22 February 1915, of being absent without leave, Enoggera, 9.30pm, 19 February 1915 to 3.00pm, 20 February 1915: fined 10/-.

Found guilty, 27 February 1915, of deserting picket duty and being absent without leave, Enoggera, 8.30pm, 25 February 1915 to 12.00pm, 26 February 1915: admonished.

Found guilty, 23 March 1915, of being absent without leave, Enoggera, 12.00am, 17 March 1915 to 6.00pm, 22 March 1915: fined £1.

Found guilty, 5 April 1915, of being absent without leave, Enoggera, 9.30pm, 2 April 1915 to 6.30am, 4 April 1915: fined 5/-.

Embarked Brisbane, 16 April 1915.

Found guilty, 4 May 1915, of disobeying orders in such a way as to show wilful defiance of authority (gambling), HMAS A55 Kyarra, 4 May 1915: fined 20/-.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 July 1915; taken on strength, 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HODGKINSON Arthur Herbert

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