Ernest George William HANN

HANN, Ernest George William

Service Number: 509
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Piccadilly, South Australia, 2 April 1894
Home Town: Magill, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer/Dairyman
Died: Died of wounds (accidental), Egypt, 29 February 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Tel el Kebir, North Egypt, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill Honour Board, Magill War Memorial, Payneham District Council Roll of Honor, Payneham Roll of Honour, St Peters Heroes of the Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 509, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 509, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Died as the result of an accidental shooting during a training exercise in Egypt. During a rapid fire excercise Pte. Hann was holding an aiming disc and was accidentally shot by 624 Pte James Norman Steele (/explore/people/241213). Pte. Steele was later killed in action at Fromelles on July 1916.  


Mrs. W. N. Hann, of Magill, has received a cable message stating that her son, Pte. E. G. W. Hann, had been accidentally killed in Egypt. The young soldier was a brother of Mrs. R. N. Bonython, of Davis-street, Port Pirie." - from the Port Pirie Recorder 22 Mar 1916 (