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Regimental number5384
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolLongerville Public School
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWhitting Street, Gore Hill North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Edwards, Whitting Street, Gore Hill North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of phnemonia
FateDied of disease 26 April 1919
Place of death or woundingTidworth, England
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 83), North Tidworth, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Ellen HENSBY

Military Medal

'On the nights of the 16th and 17th August near LIHONS, Corporal HENSBY was in charge of a party engaged in carrying rations to the front line. on both nights the enemy artillery fire was exceptionally severe and the saps were blown in several places. Notwithstanding the trying circumstances Corporal HENSBY kept complete control of his party and by his skill in leading and the fine personal example he set, succeeded in delivering his rations without a casualty. He is a most zealous and reliable N.C.O., remarkable for his bravery and coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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