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Thomas Frank HOPE

Regimental number453
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
SchoolState School
Age on arrival in Australia6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressLighthouse Quarters, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kin..., Thomas James Hope, Lighthouse Keeper, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed during the South African War, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 40), 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
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas James and Elizabeth Jane HOPE. Native of Wellington, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5392 Lance Corporal William Albert HOPE MM, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 18 July 1915; taken on strength, 14th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Reported 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, HOPE Thomas Frank

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