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Thomas Robert HANING

Regimental number1765
Place of birthAlexandra, Victoria
SchoolState School
Other trainingServed for 2 years in the Royal Australian Navy (HMAS 'Encounter').
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlexandra PO, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Haning, PO, Alexandra, Victoria
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Place of burialMont Huon Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 13B), Le Treport, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 25 July 1915 (not yet diagnosed), and transferred to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Clearing Hospital, 26 July 1915; disembarked Malta from HS 'Somali', 31 July 1915, and admitted to St Andrew's Hospital; transferred to England, 6 September 1915, and admitted to Lewisham Military Hospital.

Found guilty, 16 December 1915, of being absent without leave from 14 to 16 December: awarded 72 hours' detention, and forfeited 3 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Admitted to Rochester Row Hospital, 29 December 1915; discharged to duty, 15 January 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Further treatment for venereal disease: 16-29 January 1916 (13 days).

Further treatment for venereal disease, 29 January-25 February 1916 (28 days).Proceeded overseas to France, 31 July 1916; taken on strength, 4th Bn, in the field, 12 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 August 1916 (multiple gun shot wounds, face, and shock); admitted to Field Ambulance, 16 August 1916; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing station, 17 August 1916, and then to Ambulance Train No 29, and admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 24 August 1916; discharged to duty, 27 August 1916.

Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 12 September 1916 (dysentery: severe); discharged to Base Depot, 8 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 January 1917 (debility), and transferred to Rest Station; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 January 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 6 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 9, 7 May 1917, and admitted to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 8 May 1917.

Died of wounds, 29 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANING Thomas Robert

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