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Henry John HANSEN

Regimental number1919
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolChristian Brothers, Catholic and Brisbane Grammar School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBedstead maker
Address39 Abattoir Road, Rozelle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dora Hansen, 39 Abattoir Road, Rozelle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and Militia
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted at age of 18 years, January, 1916. Was drafted as reinforcements to 59th Battalion, later after service in France drafted to 60th Battalion was later sent back to France, after attack of trench ...., as a machine gunner with 15th M.G. Section with which he was killed." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Dora HANSEN, "Waratah", 29 Park Avenue, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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