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William Edmund HANSEN

Regimental number2381
Place of birthDrouin, Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolWarragul, Gippsland, Victoria
AddressBalaklava, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Kempe, Balaklava, South Australia
Enlistment date6 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas awarded the Military Medal on 4 June 1918 for conspicuous bravery in the field at Merris.
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death10 August 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery, (Plot VII, Row G, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Henry Hansen and Elizabeth Kempe of Balaklava, South Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 718 Pte Ernest Oswald HANSEN, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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