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George Henry HENNINGSEN

Regimental number7009
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
Other NamesHENNINGSON
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWaroona, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Christina Munday, Waroona, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed (1 day) in the 88th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date5 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 24 December 1916; discharged, 10 January 1917 (no further details recorded); disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 24 February 1917.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 29 April 1917.

Attended School of Musketry, Tidworth, 1-24 May 1917: qualified with 'fair knowledge of Lewis Gun'.

Reverted to the ranks, 3 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 August 1917; taken on strength, 16th Bn, in the field, 25 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, face), Casualty Clearing Bureau; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 27 September 1917; to England, 8 October 1917, and admitted to 2/1 Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, 9 October 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 November 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 8 April 1918; discharged (wounded), Perth, 5 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNote on Attestation Form: 'Height slightly below standard'. Second note: 'No objection in the case of nationality'. This referred to the fact that his mother migrated to Australia from Denmark on the German ship 'Eugenia', thus raising the suspicion that she was of German origin.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENNINGSEN George Henry

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