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Frederick Lisbon HOPKINS

Regimental number949
Place of birthMaclean, Clarence River, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTram conductor
AddressCowper, Clarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinW A Hopkins, Cowper, Clarence River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather who had a first cousin Sir Admiral Cecil Bede Hopkins Late 949 France Corporal, about 18 years
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death14 August 1915
Age at death22.11
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), 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
29
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 April 1915.

Appointed lance corporal, 20 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 10-11 August 1915; admitted to the 1st Casualty Clearing Station (flesh wound, thigh), Gallipoli, 11 August 1915; transferred to No. 3 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Rewa', 14 August 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOPKINS Frederick Lisbon

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