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Samuel James HANNA

Regimental number114
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
SchoolI.C.S.
Other trainingMining Studies
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShunter
Address55 Railway Line, Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rossetta Hanna, c/o John Kennedy, 26 Darling Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 December 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1910. "He was thrown in a shell hole and came off well, only bruised. 8 days after he was hit in the arm with bullet they try to get hit failed still he fought on until 10 months later he was hit with gun shots in left arm, leg and chest and died 4 days later". Details from Wife.
FateDied of wounds 7 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Division 62, Plot III, Row C, Grave No. I), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
125
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth HANNA; husband of Rosetta HANNA, 61 Glebe Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Benalla', 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916; posted to Trench Mortar Section of 35th Bn, Larkhill, 28 July 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 2 August 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to unit, 19 August 1916 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days); posted to 'A' Company of 35th Bn, 5 September 1916; appointed Lance Corporal to complete establishment, 17 January 1917; promoted to rank of Temporary Corporal, 7 April 1917; promoted to rank of Corporal, 2 June 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 June 1917 (shrapnel wound, back); discharged to duty, 10 June 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 12 June 1917; promoted to rank of Temporary Sergeant, 23 June 1917; rank reverts to permanent grade Corporal, 30 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 30 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 July 1917; to Ambulance Train '31', 1 July 1917; admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 1 July 1917; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Wimereux, 8 July 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, Boulogne, 14 July 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 19 July 1917; moved into the field, 25 July 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 30 July 1917; rank reverts to Private at own request, 30 July 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1917 (recurrence of complications associated with old gun shot wound to left arm); transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 11 August 1917; discharged to 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 16 August 1917.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 19 August 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged to 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 6 October 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 49 days); moved into the field, 11 October 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 22 October 1917; promoted to rank of Temporary Corporal, 7 November 1917; granted leave to the United Kingdom, 27 February 1918; scheduled to return from leave, 13 March 1918.

Admitted 55th Field Ambulance, 4 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right shoulder and left leg); transferred to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 6 April 1918.

Died of wounds, 7 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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