Geoffrey Lewis Hargrave

First Name: 
Geoffrey
Middle Name: 
Lewis
Last Name: 
Hargrave
Date of Birth: 
Monday, March 21, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Hargrave
Father's Name: 
Lawrence
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, May 4, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause of Death: 
KIA
Details: 

Geoffrey Lewis Hagerave (Service No 41) was the only son of Lawrence and Margaret Hargrave.  Like his father Lawrence Hargrave, Geoffrey had an interest in inventions and was encouraged to pursue studies in engineering at Sydney Technical College.

Geoffrey enlisted soon after the outbreak of war and sailed for Egypt on 22 December 1914 on HMAT Ulysses.  He was a Draftsman when he enlisted.  He was in the 2nd Australian Expeditionary Force (under the nickname 'Stirrups') but was transferred again to the Dardanelles in 1915. 

Geoffrey is buried at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.  Geoffrey Lewis Hargrave's name is located on panel 69 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial

Sources: 
Power House Museum http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2014/09/remembering-world-war-1-geoffrey-hargraves-life-in-six-photos/

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