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Alfred Thomas HUGHES

Regimental number1541
Place of birthStratford-on-Avon, Stratford, England
Age on arrival in Australia47
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinson, Albert Thos H Hughes, Salvation Army Home, Collie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in Royal Marines
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death52
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Eliza HUGHES. Native of Stratford-on-Avon, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 22 February 1915.

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 11 May 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES Alfred Thomas

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