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John Percy HANMER

Regimental number1832
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
SchoolChrists College Grammar School, Christchurch, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Bank of Australasia, Perth WA
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Hanmer, Tilford, Woolston, Christchurch, England
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentTrumpeter
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Joined his regiment at Black Boy Hill camp, and left for the front with the Expeditionery Force of the AIF. Was at the landing at Gallipoli. Was wounded later, and was one of the last to leave at the evacuation. Went to France and was killed by gas poisoning at Bailluil on 29th March, 1918. Buried at Outtersteen Cemetery." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 29 March 1918
Place of death or woundingBailleul, France
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialOuttersteene Communalo Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 45), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ruth HANMER, "Tilford", Ferry Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

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