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Hugh Gordon HANNA

Regimental number728a
AddressSpringfield, Walwa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinRobert Hanna, Springfield, Walwa, Victoria
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 3 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during several days of severe fighting, when he displayed the greatest courage, skill and determination in handling his guns. On one occasion, late in the operations, the enemy broke through a portion of the line, and it was largely due to his disposition that the advance was stopped on that sector with heavy loss to the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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