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William HOGBEN

Regimental number751
Place of birthRochester, Kent, England
SchoolArdingly College, Haywards, Heath , England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Hogben, Pilot, Sheerness, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1912
FateDied of wounds 17 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death17 August 1915
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), 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
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Clara 41 Marine Parade, Sheerness, England. Native of Rochester, Kent
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 23 February 1915, of (1) being drunk off duty, (2) using threatening language to an NCO, and (3) neglecting to obey a standing order, Cairo, 21 February 1915: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Admitted to the 4th Field Ambulance (bullet wound, head), Gallipoli, 16 August 1915; died of wounds, 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 17 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOGBEN William

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