Stanley Sale HAMBRIDGE

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HAMBRIDGE, Stanley Sale

Service Number: 3340
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenelg, South Australia, 31 May 1882
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Glenelg Congregational Church Roll of Honor, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3340, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3340, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3340, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3340, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

"...3340 Sergeant Stanley Sale Hambridge, 50th Battalion from Unley, South Australia. A 33 year old miner prior to enlisting on 23 July 1915, he embarked for overseas as a Sergeant with the 11th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Benalla. On arrival in Egypt, he transferred to the 50th Battalion and reverted to the rank of Private. Two months later, he was promoted to Lance Corporal and a month later to Corporal (Cpl). In March 1916 he proceeded to France where he was killed in action at Mouquet Farm on 16 August 1916. Cpl Hambridge is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"LATE SGT. S. S. HAMBRIDGE.

Sgt. Stanley Sale Hambridge was killed in action in France on August 10. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. George Hambridge, of Glenelg, and was born at Glenelg 31 years ago. He was enthusiastic in all sporls and was a champion swimmer, yachtsman, and lacrosse player. He was well known and popular, both at Broken Hill and at Adelaide." - from the Adelaide Observer 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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