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Stanley Devine HANNAFORD

Regimental number3834
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGatton College, Gatton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Hannaford, 'Utopia', Stanthorpe, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 11th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentGatton College, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Discharge date3 April 1919
Other details

Originally enlisted 28 August 1914; discharged by Special Authority, 8 September 1914. Re-enlisted, 13 September 1915.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 49th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

detached to Lewis Gun School of Instruction, 22 July 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 5 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (wounds, left hand); admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1918; transferred by Ambulance Train No 23 to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 26 April 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 5 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 9 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 18 June 1918.

Detached to Brigade Baths duty, 31 July 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 1 September 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 16 September 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 September 1918; to England, 21 September 1918, and admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, 23 September 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 18 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 February 1919, to await first available transport to Queensland; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 3 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANNAFORD Stanley Devine

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