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Aubrey John HANCHETT

Regimental number165
Place of birthBury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
SchoolState School Wymbobiell, Ottway Forest
Age on arrival in Australia4.6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPomborneit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinR Hanchett, Pomborneit, Victoria
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was Bombing Officer for his Regiment. Captured a Bill Box and the German Officer who had surrendered, had a revolver in his hand and shot him dead." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name John Aubrey
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LVI, Row B, Grave No. 12), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
93
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Clara HANCHETT, Lorne, Victoria. Native of England

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