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Henry John HARE

Regimental number2961
Date of birth24 August 1886
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
Address46 Jordon Hill Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sylvia Hare, 46 Jordon Hill Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Recreation Camp
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Italian Bronze Medal

Refers 9 June 1917
Recommendation date: 12 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On an enemy attack being driven off, he went out with a platoon to exploit the reverse. While out, the platoon came under machine gun fire. Having one officer killed, another wounded, and several casualties, this W.O. took charge,d and heavily punished the retiring enemy, then withdrew, bringing in the wounded, carrying the officer himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Discharge date12 October 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 47th Bn, 3 March 1916; 48th Bn, 28 May 1918.

Promoted Sergeant, 19 April 1917; Company Sergeant Major, 22 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1916

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Bronze Medal (Italy), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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