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Harold Frederick HANBY

Regimental number6282
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMarine engineer
Addressc/o Mrs F Hanby, Omar Street, West Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Fred Hanby, Omar Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceA S C
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near GLENCORE WOOD, East of Hooge, on afternoon 21.9.17. Private HANBY showed great courage and determination. When near GLENCORSE WOOD and returning with a wounded man, a shell burst immediately behind his squad, wounding one of his comrades, and precipitating all on to the ground. While one bearer went for assistance to RELAY POST, Private HANBY proceeded to dress his comrade's wound. Another shell bursting near blew Private HANBY into a shell hole. Recovering his feet, this private continued to attend his wounded comrade. he remained with the wounded patient and his comrade, despite continued shell fire until bearer parties arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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