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Samuel William HADLEY

Regimental number924
Place of birthBerkeley, Gloucestershire, England
SchoolBathwick Church School, Bath, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F S Hadley, Freshford, Wiltshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H 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 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Row L, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Fanny HADLEY, 10 Duchy Road, Harrogate, England. Native of Purton, Gloucestershire, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Reported as 'missing in action', 25 April 1915.

Fate confirmed as 'killed in action' by Board of Inquiry, 5 June 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1240107F, 1871 Pte E.J. STRATTON, 12th Bn, 29 July 1916: 'He is reported as missing, but I saw him killed by a machine gun in No Man's Land on the 26th June 1915. His mother has written to me about him.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HADLEY Samuel William
Red Cross File No 1240107F

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