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Walter HYDE

Regimental number299
Place of birthBusto House, Watergate, Hants, England
SchoolBoard School, Wattington, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address15 Moore Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10.25"
Weight179 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Hyde, Brook Street, Wathington, Oxford, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Navy: time expired
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name28th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A36 Thirty Six on 12 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie HYDE, Brook Street, Watlington, Oxon, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, abdomen), Gallipoli, 17 September 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Maheno', 18 September 1915; buried at sea off Anzac, 18 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HYDE Walter

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