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Bert HUTCHINSON

Regimental number545
Place of birthBradford, Yorkshire, England
Other NamesROBERTSHAW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address20 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Hutchinson, 20 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 3rd Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentFootscray, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 29), 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
51
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
See ROBERTSHAW the true family name. Parents: Joseph and Mary ROBERTSHAW. Native of Bradford, Yorks, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Fined 10/- for 'insolence and insubordination', 11 October 1914.

Embarked Melbourne, 19 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Bartimas ROBERTSHAW; Attestation papers list birthplace as Bradfield, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUTCHINSON Bert

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