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Herbert Roy HANNAM

Regimental number828
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationPlumber
AddressTorrens Road, College Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Annie Hannam, Torrens Road, College Park, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A2 Geelong on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Valuable services, coolness and fearlessness under fire while in charge of ammunition convoy. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of 2nd October, 1917 near WESTHOEK. This N.C.O. was in charge of a convoy carrying ammunition to forward dumps and showed conspicuous courage and initiative under heavy shell fire especially in the return journey when the traffic became bady blocked. HANNAM worked his way back towards IDIOT CORNER and by clearing the road of dead horses and making fresh tracks for vehicles through shell-holes he was eventually instrumental in staring the traffic moving freely again. His fearlessness and coolness set a fine example to all during a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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