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Regimental number2826
Date of birth8 March 1891
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTurner and fitter
AddressBradley's Head Barracks, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William Hadley, 18 Hall Street, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Coolness under fire and valuable services while in charge of sappers.'
Recommendation date: 3 September 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1909
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date2 July 1919
Other details

Promoted to Corporal 6 November 1915.

Promoted to Sergeant 8 March 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 20 November 1916.

Married in 1920.

Stationed in Middle Harbour, Sydney, then posted to Duntroon as an instructor 1924 for 4 years. He then served at Waratah, Newcastle, for 4 years, then retired and moved to Sydney.

He was on the Army Reserve List and rejoined in 1939, as an Engineer in the Army Instruction Corps. He was Regimental Sergeant Major at Casula Army Base and an instructor to the Second AIF. He retired a second time in 1946.

Date of death--/01/1974
Place of burialCremated at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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