WORLD WAR I: Gallipoli 


Plaque No 2:  

Major Frank M. W. Parker DSO

Hale School, 1887-1894

8th Artillery Battery
Died of Disease: Cairo, Egypt - 15 March 1915. Age 39

Another Boer War veteran - Died of Meningitis, just prior to the embarkation for the Gallipoli Peninsular.

Dedicated by Mr Stephen Parker & Family.

Placed by Mr Stephen Parker.

 

Plaque No 3:  

L/Cpl Donald Forrest

Hale School, 1901-1905 

16th A.A.S.C. (Farrier) 10th Light Horse Regiment
Died of Disease: Suez, Egypt - 2 May 1915. Age 22

Died of pneumonia, as his unit made ready to embark for the Gallipoli Peninsular.

Dedicated by Mr Don Forrest & Family.

Placed by Miss Grace Forrest, assisted by grandfather, Don Forrest.

 

 Plaque No 4:

Pte Leslie P. Weaver

entered Hale School, 1900 

11th Battalion
Killed In Action: Gallipoli - 2 May 1915. Age 29

The 1st Haleian killed on Gallipoli.

Dedicated by Hale School.

Placed by the 1999 Captain of School, Alex Purtill.

 

Plaque No 5:  

L/Cpl James H. Chalmers

(Hale School Master, just prior to the war)

11th Battalion
Killed In Action, (Died of wounds) Lone Pine, Gallipoli - 21 May 1915, Age 30

Dedicated by Hale School.

Placed by Mr Alistair MacMillan, the longest serving staff member at Hale School.

 

Plaque No 6:  

Pte Aubrey Hardwicke

 entered Hale School, 1905 

3rd Battalion
Killed In Action: Gallipoli - 26 May 1915. Age 25

Dedicated by Mr Tim Hantke & Family. 
(Tim's father, Ted, was the first recipient of the Aubrey Hardwicke memorial prize for Captain of School in 1924, 75 years ago and presented by Aubrey's parents).

Placed by two other Aubrey Hardicke prize recipients, Dr Eric Isaachsen, who was Captain of School in 1968 and Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Mr Paul Isaachsen, Captain of School in 1998.

 

Plaque No 7:  

Pte George H. Francisco

 entered Hale School, 1888

11th Battalion
Killed In Action: Bolton's Ridge Gallipoli - 28 June, 1915. Age 41

Four Haleians, all members of the 10th Light Horse Regiment, were killed on 7 August 1915 at The Nek - as depicted in the concluding scenes of Peter Weir's poignant film, "Gallipoli"

Dedicated by Hale School.

Placed by the then Deputy Headmaster, Mr Roy Kelley. 

 

Plaque No 8:  

Tpr Harold Barraclough

 entered Hale School 1907 

10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action: The Nek, Gallipoli - 7 August 1915. Age 20

Dedicated by Hale School.

Placed by Haleian, Lieutenant-Colonel John Deykin, himself a former commanding officer of the 10th Light Horse Regiment and representing the Old Boys' Association.

 

Plaque No 9:  

Sgt Reginald J. Moore

entered Hale School, 1891 

10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action: The Nek Gallipoli -7 August 1915. Age 36

Dedicated by Hale School. 

Placed by past Headmaster, Dr Ken Tregonning.

 

Plaque No 10:  

Capt. Vernon F. Piesse

entered Hale School, 1896

10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action: The Nek Gallipoli, 7 August 1915. Age 26

Dedicated by the Piesse Family.

Placed by a descendent, Geraldine Harkness, representing the members of the family.

 

Plaque No 11: 

Lt A. Phipps Turnbull

 Hale School, 1898-1907

10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action: The Nek Gallipoli - 7 August 1915. Age 27

Dedicated by the Piggott Family.

Placed by Matthew Piggott, the recipient of a Hale School Turnbull/Elgee Scholarship between 1988-92, assisted by the then joint Captains of Turnbull House in the Junior School, Francis Cousin, Evan McMurdo and William Davies.

 

Plaque No 12:  

Capt H. Phillip Fry

 Hale School 1895-1898 

10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action: Hill 60 Gallipoli, 29 August 1915. Age 33

Cpt Fry was killed at Hill 60, only several weeks after the action at The Nek. It was in this engagement that another Western Australian 10th Light Horseman, Hugo Throssell, a farmer from Northam, won a Victoria Cross.

Dedicated by Hale School.

Placed by Mr Tom Hoar, formerly the Deputy Headmaster at Hale School.

 

Plaque No 13:  

2nd Lt George A. Leake

 Hale School, 1897-1898

10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action: Hill 60 Gallipoli, 29 August 1915. Age 28

2nd Lt Leake was killed at Hill 60, only several weeks after the action at The Nek

Dedicated by the Leake Family.

Placed by family members, Mrs Jennifer Bagshaw & Mrs Anne Clark.

 

Plaque No. 14:

Cpl Harold A. Campbell

Hale School 1885-1886

16th Battalion
Killed In Action: Gallipoli - 19 November 1915. Age 43

Dedicated by Hale School. 

Placed by Mr John Costigan a former Hale School father and Mr Don Meredith, a former Hale School grandfather. Mr Costigan and Mr Meredith represented Mr Ray Hepworth and others of the Honour Avenue Committee of the Highgate Returned Servicemen's League. It is this body that manufactures and maintains the many plaques commemorating fallen servicemen in Kings Park. They have also involved themselves in the Hale School project. 

 

Plaque No 15:  

Tpr Raymond T. Cowan

 Hale School, 1910-1914 

10th Light Horse Regiment
Died of Disease: Damascus, Syria - 24 October 1918. Age 20

Another Western Australian 10th Light Horseman who survived the campaigns in the deserts of Palestine and Syria to die of disease in Damascus, just days after the taking of the city.

Dedicated by the Cowan Family.

Placed by 92 year old, Miss Isobelle Cowan, sister of Raymond, assisted by three of Raymond's Haleian descendants, Bill, Peter and Jim Cowan.

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