|1. Memorial:||Lone Pine Cemetery ANZAC|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.126|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||8B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Alfred and Mary Horsfall; husband of Mrs. Horsfall, of Clitheroe, England.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 10/AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE|
B Squadron In 1914, on the outbreak of the First World War, the 10th Light Horse Regiment was raised in Western Australia, to serve as part of the Australian Imperial Force. The regiment saw action as dismounted troops at Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, but suffered such terrible losses that it had to be evacuated. The regiment's action at the Nek was immortalised in the final scenes of the 1981 Peter Weir film Gallipoli. BEAN 10th Regiment (11?. Aust.), 205-6. 222, 224, 230, 60gn, 624; at Quinn?s. 205, 225-9; attacks at The Nek, 7 Aug., 607-8, 611, 616-21, casualtics, 618, 623, Hill 60, 756-61, casualties, 761n.
|Action : Gallipoli|
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
Australian embarkation records show him as Geoffrey Gamet Hasfall http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=130415 Regimental number 217 Religion Church of England Occupation Pearler Marital status Married Age at embarkation 30 Next of kin G G Hasfall, Chiteroe, England Enlistment date 19 October 1914 Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 19 October 1914 Rank on enlistment Sergeant Unit name 10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/15/1 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915 Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant Unit from Nominal Roll 10th Light Horse Regiment Fate Killed in Action 29 August 1915 Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) *noted as HORSFALL on NR Age at death from cemetery records 31 Place of burial No known grave Commemoration details The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), 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 8 Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Parents: alfred and Mary HORSFALL; husband of Mrs HORSFALL, Clitheroe, England Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal Also see 10 Light Horse War Diary See the attack on Hill 60 29 Aug 1915. http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog?topic_id=1104952 It seems likely that Horsfall was possibly part of th group led by Lt Throssell VC. See http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=300932
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Limestone Rock No. 369 E.C.||East Lancashire|
|Joined :||St. George No. 1152 E.C.||Eastern Archipelago|
13th June 1907
11th July 1907
8th August 1907
Initiated after his younger brother in Limestone Rock Lodge. Joining member of Lodge of St. George No. 1152, Singapore on 23rd December 1907, but resigned 23/6/1914.
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