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Maurice Nicholas HANSEN

Regimental number2822
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolPrivate School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSouth Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Hansen, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave NO.17), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nicholas and Dorothea HANSEN, Tarlee, South Australia. Native of Kapunda, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 16 December 1916; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; transferred to Devonport Military Hospital, 18 February 1917; discharged, 28 February 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 1 March 1917.

Marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 3 March 1917.

Marched into 11th Training Bn, 5 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 26 June 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 11 July 1917; taken on strength of 43rd Bn, 12 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1917; admitted to No 9 Field Ambulance, 31 July 1917 (gunshot wound, left knee); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1917; to No 57 General Hospital, 1 August 1917; to England, 6 August 1917; to No 2 Birmingham War Hospital, 7 August 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 September 1917; discharged to furlough, 17 September 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 September 1917, and classified 'B1A4'.

Classified 'B1A2', 17 October 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 2 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 11 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 15 November 1917; rejoined 43rd Bn, 22 November 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANSEN Maurice Nicholas

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