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Regimental number3840
Place of birthAshurst, Wellington, New Zealand
AddressYarra Grange, Bond Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Hagar, Yarra Grange, Bond Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded Military Medal)

Displayed great coolness in organising and controlling men at critical period and set fine example. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRosieres Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth HAGAR, 11 Davison Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, Sgt. HAGAR, who, owing to heavy officer casualties during the advance, became responsible for the consolidation and organisation of the left flank of his Company, displayed the greatest coolness in organising his men and keeping them well controlled throughout the trying bombardment of 20th and 21st. He was wounded rather severely during the last hour of the heavy bombardment directed on our position on 21st instant.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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