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Arthur William HANSEN

Regimental number3344
Place of birthBowen, Queensland
SchoolHampden State School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Garnet, via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinSister, Mrs C J Anderson, Marian, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceWent through the South African Boer War
Enlistment date6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Thirty-Seven on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas killed at the 2nd Battle of the Somme.
FateDied of wounds 4 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialOuttersteene communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 39), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ole and Karin HANSEN. Native of Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

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