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Hugh FEGAN

Regimental number320
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolSt Andrew's and Marist Brothers (Catholic) College, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressForest Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hugh Fegan, Forest Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli
Date of death28 August 1915
Age at death28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 40), 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
72
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915 (gun shot wound leg).

Admitted to No. 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 June 1915; to convalescent camp, Holouan, 21 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 21 July 1915.

Promoted corporal, Gallipoli, 24 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 26 August 1915 (gun shot wound lung).

Died of wounds on hospital ship "Maheno", 28 August 1915; buried at sea, 28 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FEGAN Hugh

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