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Frank HUDSON

Regimental number229
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressInvermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinJ H Hudson, 11 Gleadow Street, Iveresk, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Australian Army Medical Corps; served for 3.5 years in the Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPontville, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), 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
183
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reverted to the ranks and transferred to bearer, Mena Camp, 5 January 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUDSON Frank

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