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Horace William HANSEN

Regimental number2040
Place of birthKaniva, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address94 Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Ann Hansen, Commercial Street, Kaniva, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date12 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 15 April 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 28 April 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 13 June 1916, and transferred same day to 24th Stationary Hospital (broncho-pneumonia: severe); to Hospital Train, 26 June 1916, and admitted to 3rd Australian General hospital, Abbassia; transferred to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 30 June 1916; discharged, and marched in to 5th Division Depot, Tel el Kebir, 18 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 2 August 1916; taken on strength, 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, england, 27 August 1916.

Admitted to Camp Hospital, 22 December 1916; classified 'C.1' (Home Service), 21 January 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses' for discharge, 10 September 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 9 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit: deafness, right ear), 12 December 1917.

War service: 2 years 70 days (of which 1 year 276 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 January 1958
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANSEN Horace William

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