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Rowland James HASSALL

Regimental number2674
Place of birthNoradjuha, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationState school teacher
AddressRainbow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Hassall, Rainbow, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets, Melbourne High School; exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Discharge date31 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; transshipped Sierra Leone to HT 'Argyllshire', 16 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched in to 12th Training Bn, 12 January 1917.Admitted to hospital, Codford, 20 January 1917; rejoined 12th training Bn from hospital, 24 January 1917 (no further details recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; taken on strength, 46th Bn, in the field, 18 March 1917.

Admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1917 (debility); transferred to Ambulance Train No 6, 30 May 1917, and admitted to Dublin Hospital, Boulogne (influenza); transferred to England, 9 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham (influenza: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 August 1917 (debility and influenza).

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 4 September 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 November 1917.

Marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 28 November 1917.

Appointed Temporary Lance Corporal, 4 April 1918; reverted to Private on being admitted to hospital, 20 June 1918.

Admitted to hospital, Codford, 18 June 1918 (influenza); rejoined 12th Training Brigade from hospital, 22 June 1918.

Attended Army Signalling School, Dunstable, 4-6 June 1918, and qualified First Class.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 3 July 1918, and taken on strength, Permanent Cadre of 3rd Training Brigade Headquarters.

Reverted to Private, 1 October 1918.

Retransferred to 46th Bn, 1 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 October 1918; rejoined 46th Bn, 6 November 1918.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant (Instructor), 1 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 31 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 January 1970
Age at death76
Place of burialNhill Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HASSALL Rowland James

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