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Jacob Sydney HANSEN

Regimental number1671
Place of birthCowra, New South Wales
SchoolTichborne Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShare farmer
AddressPeak Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Jacob Hansen, Tichborne PO, Tichborne, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 November 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTorreken Farm Cemetery No. I (Row E, Grave No. 2), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jacob and Emma HANSEN, Tichborne, New South Wales. Native of Cowra, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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