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George Albury HUNT

Regimental number1052
Place of birthWattle Hill, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Wattle Hill, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address89 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinBrother, N A Hunt, 89 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4.5 years in the Tasmanian Infantry Regiment
Enlistment date26 January 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1915
Place of death or woundingMonash Gully
Date of death6 May 1915
Age at death37
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
76
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Gloucester Castle', 6 May 1915; buried at sea between Gallipoli and Alexandria.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUNT George Albury

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