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Hubert Roulstone Clifford CURRIE

Regimental number884
Place of birthTarnagulla, Victoria
Other NamesHerbert Roulston Clifford
SchoolWesley College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressAvoca, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Roulstone Currie, Avoca, Victoria
Previous military servicePublic School Cadets
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 7 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)His rank on the Nominal Roll is incorrect. It should be Corporal.
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), 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
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of the Rev. James Rpulstone CURRIE, Stoke Street, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

To be Corporal, 10 May 1915.

Transferred from reinforcements and taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Missing, 7 August 1915; subsequently determined killed in action, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CURRIE Hubert Roulstone Clifford

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