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Harold Gorman HANSEN

Regimental number1334
Place of birthCamden, New South Wales
SchoolCobbitty Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Occupationlron worker
Addressc/o Miss Hansen, 57 Thompson Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sophia Hansen, Dunfield, Camden, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 15 months in the 31st and 43rd Infantry Regiments, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date10 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 486 Staff Sergeant Victor Frederick HANSEN, 1st Brigade Headquarters, killed in action, 11 April 1917; Cousins: 703 Corporal Ernest Randolph CLUETT, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915; 58543 Pte Cecil Redvers CLUETT, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919.
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterreanean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915 (gun shot wound); admitted to No 5 Indian General Hospital; transferred to Winstaphey Convalescent Camp, 29 May 1915; discharged to duty, 14 June 1915. Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 23 November 1915 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 25 November 1915.

On strength, Base Depot Stores, Cairo, 28 June 1916. Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 29 June 1916 (fractured little finger, right hand); discharged to duty, 1 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 3 September 1916; marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, England, 18 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 April 1917; rejoined 3rd Bn in the field, 10 May 1917.

Detached to 1st Division Gas School, 30 May 1917; rejoined unit, 3 June 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 27 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, lip), admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station and discharged to duty same day; rejoined Bn, 12 October 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 28 October 1917; transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 29 October 1917 (hernia, left); discharged to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 30 October 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, Boulogne, 30 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 22 November 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 13 December 1917 (hernia, left), and transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne; discharged to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 15 December 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, 19 December 1917; to No 1 Australian General Base Depot, 27 December 1917. Transferred to England, 6 January 1918; marched in to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 7 January 1918. Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 11 February 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 25 February 1918. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda' for discharge (old bone disease: right femur), 5 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918; discharged, Sydney, 10 July 1918 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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