|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs C Hance, Warrnambool, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Field Ambulance|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a Stretcher-bearer on 8th June 1917, during the operations on the MESSINES RIDGE. All that day he carried wounded through intense enemy shell fire, passing many times through a heavy barrage. When one of the other stretcher-bearers had been badly wounded Private HANCE assisted to carry him out until he himself was wounded. In spite of this he would not leave another bearer who had been wounded at the same time, but remained with him in a shell hole for several hours and finally assisted to carry him out through heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
War service: Western Front
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory MedalDied of wounds received in action.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Warrnambool Cemetery, Victoria|