|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Strath Creek, Victoria|
|School||Strath Creek Elementary State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Strath Creek, via Broadford, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Charles Hillicar, Strath Creek,, Broadford, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 4th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, Yea, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Broadmeadows, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/9/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||21|
|Place of burial||At Sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 3), 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
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Spelt HILLIEAR on Cemetery Details|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Found guilty, 24 April 1915, of being absent from roll call, Heliopolis, 24 April 1915: awarded extra stable fatigues.
Found guilty, 9 June 1915, of being absent without leave, Heliopolis, 6 June 1915: leave stopped for one week.
Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 26 July 1915.
Died of wounds (shrapnel wound, brain), Hospital Ship 'Gloucester Castle', 5.00am, 5 August 1915; buried at sea between Gaba Tepe and Alexandria by Reverend C F Packer.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HILLIEAR Edward Francis|