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Albert George HOLLICK

Regimental number913
Place of birthTunbridge, Tasmania
SchoolWagley School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBracknell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs. B. Jarmy, Bracknell, Tasmania
Previous military servicePermanent Artillary, Sydney, NSW
Enlistment date22 January 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted in Melbourne, trained at Broadmeadows, Victoria. Then Claremont, Tasmania. Sailed for Egypt and France on to Gallipoli where he contracted Enteric fever and died on the transport between Gallipoli and Egypt. Was buried at Sea." Details from Grandfather.
FateDied of disease 6 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21.11
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
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte Albert Bracknel. Killed in action.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Port Lincoln, 1 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Admitted to hospital (sick), Gallipoli, 2 September 1915; died of disease (enteric fever), Hospital Ship 'Nile', 6 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLLICK Albert George

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