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Charles Richard HANNAFORD

Regimental number1559
Place of birthCrookwell, New South Wales
SchoolNorth Sydney Superior Boys School, North Sydney, New South Wales
AddressPenshurst Street, Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Hannaford, Penshurst Street, Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service18th Infantry Militia
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF17
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGained his commission on the field at Pozieres.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDivisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row L, Grave NO. 12), Boesinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary HANNAFORD, Denshurst Street, Willoughby, Sydney

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