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Regimental number55
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers Catholic School, Synge Street, Dublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address7 Kensington Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss N Hogan, 7 Kensington Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1901. "In 1904 my brother had the unique experience of walking unaccompanied from Perth, Western Australia to Wyndham in North West and had many more experiences with natives. He was engaged in pearl fishing and mining and was for a short time in Singapore. He died a few hours after he was wounded and was buried at sea." Details from Sister.
FateDied of wounds 25 May 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 May 1915
Age at death31
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 May 1915; died wounds; body transferred to HMS 'London' for burial at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOGAN Hugh

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