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Alfred James HANSEN

Regimental number5021
Place of birthRamdale Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMill hand
AddressJarrahdale, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Frances May Hansen, 14 Howard Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Westhoek Ridge on 20 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. At the attack on WESTHOEK RIDGE on 20th September 1917 - as a stretcher bearer he worked without ceasing under the heaviest fire, and showed absolute disregard for personal safety. His cheery manner helped everyone near him, and he set a really wonderful example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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