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Henry H WARD

Regimental number1669
Place of birthWest Hampstead, London, England
SchoolBroomsleigh Street Board School, West Hampstead, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah A Ward, 150 Carlton Road, Kentish Town, London, England
Previous military serviceVolunteer in the Victoria and St Georges Rifles, London, England.
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis Captain wrote to me and said that he had done splendid work and was one of the bravest of his men. When dying he told the chaplain he did not begrudge his life for England. England was worth dying for. (Mother)
FateDied of wounds 3 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Henry Holdford Ward on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 51), 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
81
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest Warwick and Sarah Amelia WARD.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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