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Thomas Stewart Roy HANSLOW

Regimental number4633
Place of birthBrighton Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal official
AddressLovett, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hanslow, Great Bay, North Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered to Meritorious Service Medal)

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous good work and devotion to duty. On the 17th October 1918, at ST SOUPLET, during the crossing of the SELLE River, under heavy shell and machine gun fire, he reconnoitred positions which Batteries were to occupy during the advance. In this he was most successful, and also, succeeded in laying lines from the Report Centre to these positions before the arrival of the Batteries. His behaviour was exemplary and most inspiring to his comrades during this and many other occasions, when he has been called upon to take charge of men under trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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