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Stewart Murray HANSEN

Regimental number1000
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolState and University High School
Other trainingServed 7 years with Billingson & Peck (Architects) W.M. College
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationArchitect
Address72 Pasco Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Hansen, 72 Pasco Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date17 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 30 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Designer and engineer of Courtney's Post Gallipoli; rough plans are in our possession. Congratulated by Gen. Cox for conspicuous bravery. Enlisted as a Private on 14th September, 1914 and rose to Lieut, Captain and O.C. of C Company, 14th Battalion. Recommended for D.S.O. Passed qualifying exams in Engineering in Instructional School, with Credit. December, 1917." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 7 February 1917
Place of death or woundingGrandcourt, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Agnes HANSEN, 72 Pasco Street, Williamstown, victoria
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He organized and carried out an attack on two enemy strong points which were captured. He displayed great gallantry and initiative throughout the operations, and set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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