Robert Herman HANK

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HANK, Robert Herman

Service Number: 2115
Enlisted: 30 December 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Norton Summit, South Australia, 28 March 1898
Home Town: Norton Summit, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Norton Summit Public School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Died of Illness, Egypt, 13 June 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2115, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2115, 9th Light Horse Regiment
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2115, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
13 Jun 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 2115, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2115 Trooper Robert Herman Hank, 9th Light Horse Regiment. A gardener from Norton Summit, SA, prior to enlistment Tpr Hank embarked with the 15th Reinforcements from Adelaide aboard HMAT Anchises (A68) on 16 March 1916. He died of typhus at Moascar, Egypt, on 13 June 1918, aged 20." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Herman HANK was born on 28th March, 1898 at Norton Summit, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

His parents were Herman HANK and Mary HUNTER

His brother Norman John HANK also served in WW1 (Service No. 2422) and returned to Australia in 1919