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Herbert Thomas HUDSON

Regimental number1756
Place of birthCroydon, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCroydon Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address21 Carshalton Street, Croydon , New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hudson, 21 Carshalton Street Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the School Cadets and Compulsory Training
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"With his brother Harold, he was keen to join up and do his duty." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), 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
36
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary HUDSON, 29 Carshalton Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Harold aged 22 who was severely wounded in throat and returned.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 31 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 7-12 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 7-12 August 1915'.

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

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