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Arthur Henry HADDON

Regimental number1768
Place of birthLiverpool, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGlassblower
AddressBourke Street, Zetland, East Waterloo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs D J Haddon, 166 Lawrence Street, Alexandria, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Australian Garrison Artillery; served for 2 years in the 6th Australian Rifles Band
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 21), 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
40
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed acting Company Sergeant Major, 17 March 1915.

Appointed lance sergeant, 7 July 1915.

Taken on strength, 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 9 July 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field 22 April 1916, pronounced fate 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HADDON Arthur Henry

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