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Regimental number1954
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Hemingway, 26 Maritana Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWorked as a Clerk for the Government Railways, Western Australia
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death1 August 1915
Age at death22
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain and Adjutant, Reginald Hemingway, MC, 11th Battalion
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 26 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 16 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station ('bullet in buttock'), Gallipoli, 1 August 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Renwa', 1 August 1915; died of wounds ('shell wound in buttock'), 1 August 1915; buried at sea near Alexandria by Chaplain V L Keelan.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEMINGWAY Herbert

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