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Hugh Herbert HUSK

Regimental number2143
Place of birthThe Quay, Essex, England
SchoolWivenhoe Boys Convent School, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Husk, The Quay, Lvanhoe, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*date of fate 7th to 12th
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), 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
Cemetery death detail as 7/12th August, 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 9 June 1915, of being absent without leave for six days, Liverpool Camp: fined 7 days pay.

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1915.

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 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
Miscellaneous detailsAttestation papers list birthplace as Colchester, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUSK Hugh Herbert

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