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Charles Lawrence HUNT

Regimental number498
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolUnley Model School and School of Mines, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
AddressImperial Hotel, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, Fred O Hunt, Gilberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed as lieutenant, 80th Regiment, Senior Forces
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name10th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularVery keenly interest in all military affairs and personal friend of Colonel Fulton, Light Horse. Owing to fall of Senior Officers was leading his men at time of death. (details from Father)
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), 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
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Fred and Mary HUNT, 8 Gilbert Street, Gilberton, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin to three who died in action or as result of wounds, two English, one Australian.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed sergeant, 1 September 1914.

Embarked Adelaide, 20 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 March 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUNT Charles Lawrence

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