William Henry HARTNUP

Regimental number385
Place of birthMerewether, New South Wales
SchoolSouth East State School, Bundaberg, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressThomas Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, S J Hartnup, Thomas Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets, Bundaberg; 4th Inf (Wide Bay Reg.) 1st Military District
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sarah HARTNUP, north Street, Maryborough, Queensland

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when during an attack a machine gun seemed likely to hold up the advance - he led his section against the machine gun, putting it out of action, and capturing its crew. Throughout he showed great coolness and daring. Later, when the objective was reached, he quickly reorganised his men and consolidated in a forward position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: Lance Corporal F. DOONAN, 20th Bn; Pte W. ANDERSON; 35th Bn; Pte G.C. NATRASS, 35th Bn
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal