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Reginald Alexander HUTTON

Regimental number2778
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressChicago Post Office, Chicago, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Hutton, Chicago Post Office, Chicago, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll545
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Andrew and Margaret Bertina HUTTON, Kintore Avenue, Chicago, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Adelaide, 20 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, serious), Monash Valley, 19 May 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Soudan', Malta, 20 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUTTON Reginald Alexander

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