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Harold Edward HANNINGTON

Regimental number105
Place of birth5th P.C. Dragoon Gds., Mecrat, Bengal, India
SchoolArmy Schools and County Council Schools, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressVictoria Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Henry Hanington, c/o William Street PO, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Artillery in Brisbane
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"I (father) served in 5th D Gds 14 years. 10.6 in India. My family of 4 sons were all born in India. My wife was invalided to England and died in Netley Hospital on 26th December, 1987. I hald rank of Sergeant on discharge from Army".
FateDied of wounds 15 August 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMendinghem British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 32), Proven, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Rosa HANNINGTON, 3 Strahan Street, Hobart, Tasmania. Native of Meerut, Bengal, India
Family/military connectionsBrother; Ernest No. 337, 2nd L H - Sergeant on leaving Brother; Walter, Gunner No. 22, Heavy Siege Battery, France.

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