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Michael HANNAN

Regimental number4213
Date of birth16 November 1895
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Other NamesHANNAN, Michael Patrick
SchoolSt Patrick's School, Miller's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoal lumper
Address52 Princess Street, Miller's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, D. Hannan, 52 Princes Street, Miller's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Trained Liverpool Camp, NSW. Arrived at Suez, 20 December 1915. Transferred to 2nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 February 1916. Embarked from Alexandria to Marseilles, France, 22 March 1916,
Discharge date29 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded twice: (1) at Ypres, Belgium (shell-shock), 8 September 1916; (2) Somme sector, France (shrapnel, right foot), 5 July 1918.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 21 May 1917, on charge of desertion; found not guilty of desertion byt guilty of being absent without leave, 6-8 May 1917: sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour; unexpired portion of sentence suspended from 22 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Hobart, 11 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 29 December 1919.

War service: 4 years 116 days (of which 3 years 94 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 March 1971
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANNAN Michael

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