Ernest George William HANN

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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
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill Honour Board, Magill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 509, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 509, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

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.  

"DEATH OF PORT PIRIE SOLDIER.

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 (nla.gov.au)

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