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William Neils HANSSEN

Regimental number5106
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolCamberwell Convent School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoal Miner
AddressJohnson Street, Collie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M.E. Collett, Johnson Street, Collie, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 April 1917
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialMorchies Australian Cemetery (Row B, Grave No I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary HANSSEN. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7352 Pte Ernest HANSEN, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 March 1918; 5107 Pte Lorens Hilmar HANSSEN, 11th Bn, died of wounds, 21 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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