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Ernest Walter HANEL

Regimental number559
Place of birthBungowannah, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWodonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred Hanel, Wodonga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 30 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 29 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsService Number incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 599.
Date of death13 March 1953
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANEL Ernest Walter

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