Robert Herman HANK

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, Died of wounds, Egypt, France, 13 June 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Ismailia, Suez Canal, Egypt, Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norton Summit War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2115, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 2115, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 2115, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
13 Jun 1918: Involvement Trooper, 2115, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2115 awm_unit: 9 Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1918-06-13

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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 (

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