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Regimental number1316
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHaddon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Edward Hanna, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As he was not able to get a good position for his Lewis gun, he stood up and fired it from the hip, all the time under frontal and enfilade fire, until the attack was driven off. He afterwards advanced 20 yards with his gun and cleared out some snipers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 October 1963
Age at death73
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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