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Frederick HANSON

Regimental number1402
Date of birth30 March 1886
Place of birthMacleay River, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address16 Little Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Hanson, 16 Little Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollTrench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 7 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Ellen HANSON; husband of Mrs M.E. LANGWORTHY (formerly HANSON), 121 Russell Street, Bathurst, New South Wales. Native of Macleay River, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 21 August 1915; returned to duty, 28 August 1915. Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 23 October 1915 (constipation and influenza); transferred on HS 'Glenart Castle', to Alexandria, 25 October 1915; admitted to No. 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 30 October 1915. Transferred to Mena House Hospital, 5 December 1915; discharged to duty, 5 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916. Found guilty, 31 March 1916, of being absent without leave and of conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No. 2.

Transferred to 5th Trench Mortar Battery, 9 April 1916. Wounded in action, 2 May 1916 (shell wound, back of left chest); transferred from 7th Australian Field Ambulance to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 May 1916. Died of wounds, 11.55 am, 7 May 1916.

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

Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Frederick James HANSON

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