Hans Peter ANDERSEN

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ANDERSEN, Hans Peter

Service Number: 5797
Enlisted: 25 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: GSW Knee and Shoulder, Rouen, France, 29 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Block P, Plot 3, Row 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Victoria Park Memorial Wall
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World War 1 Service

25 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5797, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5797, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5797, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle

Hans Peter Andersen

Hans was born in Sydney NEW on December 14, 1882 to Hans Andersen a Sydney Barber in Pitt Street, Sydney and Eliza Hackett he was the fifth child of the couple. Hans senior was Danish born and arrived in Australia in about 1870 as soonafter married Eliza and started his Barber Shop in Pitt Street, for a time his son Hans was learning the trade however for reasons unknown he went off to Western Australia and he married Agnes Shaw before joining the AIF 25 March 1916.
Records show his was a strapping lad aged 38 he was 5ft 11 ins tall with a chest of 37-40 inches
On the 20 September 1917 he was wounded in action at Belgium and died on the 29 September 1917 from his wounds at No.9 General Hospital , Rouen, France
Hans is my two times Great Uncle .

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