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Jack HANSEN

Regimental number3140
Place of birthWoodburn, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 5.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Hansen, Kyogle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 9 December 1915; discharged to duty, 7 January1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 30 days.

Joined 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 September 1916 (influenza); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 September 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 October1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 27 February 1917; reverted to Pte at own request, 15 May 1917.

Admitted to Queen Alexandra Hospital while on leave in the United Kingdom, 7 June 1917 (trench fever); transferred to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 July 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 July 1917.

Found guilty, 24 July 1917, of, at Monte Video Camp, overstaying furlough from 6 pm, 21 July, till 3 pm, 22 July 1917: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 18 August 1917, of, in London, being absent without leave from 3 pm, 9 August, until apprehended at 8.30 pm, 15 August 1917: admonished, and forfeited 7 days' pay.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 August 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford,21 September 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, 27 September 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 7 days.

Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 November 1917.

Found guilty, 15 November1917, of, at Wilton, neglecting to obey Routine Order 719: found in Wilton 10.30 pm, 11 November 1917,without a pass: awarded 2 days' confined to camp.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 16 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1917; rejoined 47th Bn, in the field, 15 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 April 1918 (shrapnel wound, left buttock), and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 6th Stationary Hospital, 6 April 1918; to 18th USA Hospital, Camiers, 6 April 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 10 April 1918; to Base Depot, 26 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 30 May 1918.

Transferred to 45th Bn, 30 May 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 July 1918 (gas), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 July 1918; to 49th Casualty Clearing Station same day; to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 August 1918; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 16 August 1918; to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1918; discharged to duty, 5 September 1918; rejoined Bn, 14 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 December 1918.

Found guilty, 9 December 1918, of when on Active Service overatying leave from 0600, 15 November, to 0600, 2 December 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 45 days' pay.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 2 April 1919 (non-venereal); discharged, 9 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; transshipped by HT 'Sardinia' to Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 6 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANSEN Jack

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