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Charles Edgar FITZ-HANNAM

Regimental number604
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolBowen House, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o W W Holyoake, chemist, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Holyoake, c/o W W Holyoake, chemist, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 November 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death27 August 1915
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 4), 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
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mrs Kate Holyoake, Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland, and the late Charles Fitzwilliam Hannam. Served as FITZHANNAM. Other names stated to be Charles Edgar HANNAM
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left hand); admitted to Hospital Ship 'Minnewaska', 2 July 1915; transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, Cairo, 5 July 1915 (wound, slight); rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Killed in action, 27 August 1915.

Buried at Chatham's Post by Chaplain G. Robertson; grave subsequently lost.

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

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