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Richard Arthur HANLEY

Regimental number2189
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
Address251 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bertha Hanley, 251 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps School
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Discharge date2 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Reported for duty, Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 15 April 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Details, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England (date not recorded: late May 1916?).

Marched in to 8th Training Bn from Artillery Details, 24 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 November 1916.

Found guilty, 5 August 1917, of being absent without leave from 8.30 am parade, 2 August 1917: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

Detached to 5th Division Pack Transport Troop, 25 September 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 30 September 1917.

Detached to 5th Division Pack Transport Troop, 9 October 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 26 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 1 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 15 January 1918.

Appointed Driver, 24 June 1918; relinquished rank of Driver, being in excess of establishment, 12 October 1918.

Detached to Divisional Transport School, 30 October 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 13 November 1918.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 November 1918 (influenza); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 16 November 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 24 November 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 17 December 1918.

Taken on strength, Australian Corps School, 7 January 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom (date not recorded); rejoined Australian Corps School from leave, 26 February 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 21 March 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to 39th General Hospital, 21 March 1919; to England, 30 March 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease ('contracted in Rue France from an "amateur"'): 19 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 3 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 June 1919; discharged, 2 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death2 October 1938
Age at death47
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6, Grave No 26 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANLEY Richard Arthur

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