|Place of birth
|Church of England
|20 Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, John Hando, 20 Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
|Previous military service
|Rank on enlistment
|7th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 1
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|7th Field Company Engineers
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)
Work near Westhoek on 20 September 1917.
|Returned to Australia
'During attack operations near WESTHOEK east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, 2nd Corporal HANDO was senior N.C.O. of a party detailed to mark out a communication trench immediately after the attack. In face of heavy shell fire and sniping 2nd Corporal HANDO very coolly and gallantly ran out the tapes to mark the trench, carrying on and completing the work after the officer in charge was twice wounded. 2nd Corporal HANDO afterwards inspected the work being done on the trench, and directed the Infantry working on it. 2nd Corporal HANDO's example and general conduct contributed very largely to the success of this work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Brother: 3751 Driver Wilfred Ivan HANDO, 7th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.