Cecil Bertram HANSON

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HANSON, Cecil Bertram

Service Number: 1786
Enlisted: 12 January 1915, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: St Brigids School, Mosman
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 10 June 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - At Sea (HS Sicilia)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1786, 9th Infantry Battalion, Goondiwindi, Queensland
8 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1786, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1786, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1786, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
3 Jun 1915: Wounded Private, SN 1786, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1786 Private Cecil Bertram Hanson, 9th Battalion. A labourer from Mosman Bay, NSW prior to enlistment, Pte Hanson embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Brisbane on HMAT Star of England on 8 April 1915. Whilst serving on the Gallipoli Peninsula, he was wounded in action at Gaba Tepe and evacuated to HS Sicilia where, on 10 June 1915, aged 24, he succumbed to his wounds and was buried at sea. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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