|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Lucindale, South Australia|
|School||Saint Peters College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o Union Bank of Australia Limited, Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Fanny Sophia Hall, Roseford Open Avenue, Hyde Park, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets and Militia as a captain|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||"While in camp in Western Australia he was in charge of prisoners on Rottnest Island, afterwards Instructor at Blackboy Camp and Officer in charge of 6th Reinforcements of 11th Battalion from Western Australia." Details from Mother.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), 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.
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Ebenezer and Fanny HALL, 37 Opey Avenue, Hyde Park, Adelaide. Native of Lucindale, South Australia. Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Fremantle, 6 June 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915; taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.
Reported missing, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Court of Inquiry held in the field, 14 August 1915, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HALL Sydney Gordon Leslie|