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Hanslow KAVANAGH

Regimental number474
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
OccupationTraveller
Addressc/o Mrs Thompson, 9 Canonbury Grove, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight157 lbs
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hanslow and Isabel KAVANAGH. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date22 February 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 6504 Sergeant Hanslow KAVANAGH, 4th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 20 June 1915.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 7 November 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 17 November 1915, and reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal on being evacuated (influenza); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 17 November 1915; to HS 'Galcha', 19 November 1915; to St George's Hospital, Malta, 24 November 1915 (pneumonia); to HS 'Valdavia', 17 January 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 21 January 1916 (malaria); to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 29 February 1916 (enteric); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 29 February 1916; discharged, 16 March 1916, and marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 6 April 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 June 1916; rejoined 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 June 1916.

Promoted Acting Company Sergeant Major with Extra Duty Pay of Corporal, 14 August 1916; reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal, 6 December 1916.

On leave to England, 14 December 1916; rejoined 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 28 December 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 9 January 1917 (paryngitis); discharged to Base Details, Etaples, 18 January 1917.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 14 February 1917 (laryngitis); transferred to England, 25 February 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, no date stated.

Marched into H & D Depot, Perham Downs, 12 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 May 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 28 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 13 June 1917; rejoined 1st Bn, 15 June 1917.

Detached from 1st Bn, 24 October 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 26 October 1917; proceeded to unit, 29 October 1917; rejoined 1st Bn, 30 October 1917.

Detached to Australian Corps School, 21 January 1918; rejoined unit, 9 February 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 21 April 1918.

Detached from 1st Bn, 21 April 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, Perham Downs, England, 1 May 1918, and attached for duty with Permanent Cadre.

On Command at Gas School, Chiseldon, 13 May 1918; qualified as 2nd Class in course on 'Defensive Measures against Gas', 23 May 1918; rejoined 1st Training Bn, 23 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 3 September 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 6 September 1916; rejoined 1st Bn, 18 September 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 3 October 1918 (Special 1914 Leave); disembarked Southampton, 13 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 December 1918; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 22 February 1919.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death29 March 1937
Age at death44
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KAVANAGH Hanslow

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