Ernest Francis HAHN


HAHN, Ernest Francis

Service Number: 907
Enlisted: 12 October 1914, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Redesdale, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, July 1893
Home Town: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Kyneton High School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Enteric Fever, To Be Determined, 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 25 June 1915
Cemetery: Manchester Southern Cemetery
Manchester Southern Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 174), Lancashire, Manchester Southern Cemetery, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyneton Honour Roll, Kyneton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 907, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 907, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 907, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
7 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 907, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the chest invalided to England on board HS Navassa. He later developed Enteric Fever and died in the Manchester Hospital
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 907, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry Frederick Hahn and Jane Hahn nee Rose of 'The Pines', Redesdale, Victoria. Brother of Susanah Alice Hahn, Ferdinand William Hahn, Bertram Detlif Hahn, Robert Herman Hahn, Ruby May Hahn, John Richard Hahn, Margaret Lily Hahn, Mary Florence Hahn, Henry Frederick Hahn, Augusta Frederica Hahn, Sarah Jane Hahn and Julia Christina Hahn

Father of ex-nuptial child, Ernest Hahn who was born in 1914c, with Evelyn Hahn Dole of Myrtle Creek. Contact details given for the child was c/- Mrs Fagan of Bendigo, Victoria from the age of 17 days

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal issued to his father as the mother of the child did not want them


Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 25th June.... Private Ernest Francis Hahn was born at Redesdale, Victoria in 1893. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) at Toowoomba, Queensland on 12th October, 1914 as a 21 year old, single, Butcher from The Pines, Redesdale, via Kyneton, Victoria.

Private Ernest Francis Hahn embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 22nd December, 1914.

15th Australian Infantry Battalion
The 15th Battalion AIF was raised from late September 1914, six weeks after the outbreak of the First World War. Three-quarters of the battalion were recruited as volunteers from Queensland, and the rest from Tasmania. With the 13th, 14th and 16th Battalions it formed the 4th Brigade, commanded by Colonel John Monash.

The Queensland and Tasmanian recruits were united when the battalion trained together in Victoria. They embarked for overseas just before Christmas. After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving in early February 1915. Australia already had an A.I.F. division there, the 1st. When the 4th Brigade arrived in Egypt, it became part of the New Zealand and Australian Division. The 4th Brigade landed at ANZAC late in the afternoon of 25 April 1915.

Private Hahn was wounded in action at Gallipoli Peninsula on 12th May, 1915 with severe wounds to chest. He was transferred to England on Hospital Ship Nevasa on 16th May, 1915 & admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, Lancashire, England on 29th May, 1915.

Private Ernest Francis Hahn died on 25th June, 1915 at 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, Lancashire, England from Enteric Fever.

He was buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester, England where 17 other WW1 Australian (or connected to Australia) War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)