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John Huon HOOKE

Regimental number274
Place of birthAuburn, Victoria
SchoolRavenswood State School and Bendigo Grammar Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBank of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinLouisa M Hooke, Ravenshoe, Ravenswood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSergeant John Huon Hooke was a grandson of John Francis Huon Mitchell of Ravenshoe, Ravensworth, Victoria. Well known Australian Pioneer.
FateDied of wounds 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli. Died on Troopship "Seang Choon".
Age at death25
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 25), 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 connectionsCousins: Captain Brian Moore O'SULLIVAN, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 23 August 1918; 2592 Pte Norman Farquhar Bruce HUON, Imperial Camel Corps, killed in action, 23 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Seeang Choon', 25 April 1915; buried at sea by Reverend A Gillison, 26-27 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOOKE John Huon

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