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Harry Hopetoun WHARTON

Regimental number357
Place of birthRocky Ponds, New South Wales
SchoolBlack Mountain Publi School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J H Wharton, Ben Venue, Marsh Street, North Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Forces as Lieutenant
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Hopetoun spelt Hopetown
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death30 April 1915
Age at death26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
35
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Leslie WHARTON, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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