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Arthur Walker Joseph HUGHES

Regimental number823
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolMiss Cannon's College, Ararat, Victoria
Other trainingMechanical Engineering, Castlemaine, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Hughes, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st VIctorian Contingent and the 2nd Bn, 1st Commonwealth Horse during the South African war; served for 6.5 years in the 4th Bn Infantry, Victoria
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name12th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialNo known grave
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
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Annie HUGHES, of 114 Orrong Road, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of Geelong
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reverted to the ranks, 16 September 1914.

Embarked Fremantle, 2 November 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 14 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES Arthur Walker Joseph

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