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Cecil Eugene Agathon HANCE

Regimental number2148
Place of birthCanton, China @ N.B.M's Consulate, 26/9/1878
Place of birthHong Kong, China
SchoolKong Kong Public School and Queens College, Hong Kong
Age on arrival in Australia36
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookkeeper and Commercial traveller
AddressArnott House, Wynward Square, Margaret Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, J Hance, c/o Butterfield and Swire, London, England, and China
Previous military serviceHong Kong Volunteer Corps,1895 to 1912. Sergeant in the Artillery Company
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWent to England with the China contingent for N.M's King Edward V11 Corination. Enlisted in AN MEF 11/8/14, Discharged 21/4/15 Enlisted in AIF 21/6/15 - 19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcements Taken on Strength 19th Battalion, 24/4/16. Wounded at Pozieres on 8/8/16.
FateKilled in Action 28 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Cyril Eugene
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, Somme, France
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave NO. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Charlotte HANCE

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