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Henry Harold HAYES

Regimental number1605
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTaylour Street, Queenstown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Hayes, Taylour Street, Queenstown, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 December 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 June 1915
Date of death13 June 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 22 May 1915; admitted to No. 15 General Hospital (gun shot wound, left thigh, slight), Alexandria, 4 June 1915; discharged for duty, 6 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 13 June 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, brain), Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 13 June 1915; buried at sea by Chaplain Teal, 14 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAYES Henry Harold

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