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William HANLON

Regimental number784
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMining engineer
AddressBreeza, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation50
Height5' 7"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Margaret Chatham, Rokewood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as civilian artificer attached to 24th Company, Army Service Corps, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date11 February 1918
Other details

Enlisted, 31 December 1915, giving age as 43.11; rejected, 6 January 1916.

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; discharged (overage),Sydney, 11 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANLON William

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