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William Aaron HANSFORD

Regimental number69386
Date of birth26 September 1896
Place of birthTarradale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWireless fitter
AddressPyramid Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F G Hansford, Pyramid Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1918
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date26 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3938 Pte Gilbert Charles HANSFORD, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: enlisted 20 January 1915; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Melbourne, 22 August 1916; did not embark.

Re-enlisted, 20 August 1918; embarked Sydney on board HMAT 'Medic', 2 November 1918; reported as suffering from influenza, 9 November 1918; disembarked and transferred to No 5 Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, 12 December 1918; transferred to No 16 Australian General Hospital, Macleod, 17 December 1918; examined by Medical Board, 12 February 1919; discharged from the AIF (permanently unfit: influenza), 26 February 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReligious affiliation also given as Jewish on one Attestation Form; occupation given as draper and clerk on other Attestation Forms,
Date of death20 April 1972
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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