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James HANSEN

Regimental number5501
Place of birthCoominya, Queensland
SchoolAtkinsons Lagoon School, Coominya, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWondai, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hansen, Wondai, Queensland
Previous military serviceFour years in the Light Horse for Home Defence.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 812), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
56
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Marie HANSEN, Charlestown, Wondai, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3548 Pte William Peter HANSEN, 25th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 2 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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