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Edmund HANNA

Regimental number3035
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStableman
AddressNarrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hanna, Narrogin, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Bray-sur-Somme on 12-13 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 23 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 12th/13th August, 1918, near BRAY-Sur-SOMME, during an attack by our troops the enemy put down a heavy barrage between the front line and Battalion Headquarters cutting the wires. private HANNA who was a Battalion runner readily undertook the risk of Battalion runner readily undertook the risk of working through the hostile shell fire and safely delivered important messages. From 10th to 18th August this runner also worked over badly shelled areas to gain touch with flank units and acted as guide to various parties. heavy casualties occurred amongst the runner and much extra work fell on Private HANNA, but he was always cheerful and willing.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death26 May 1974

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