James HANSEN

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HANSEN, James

Service Number: 5501
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coominya, Queensland, 12 September 1888
Home Town: Wondai, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Atkinson's Lagoon School, Coominya
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5501, Brisbane, Queensland
20 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5501, 9th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
20 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5501, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5501, 9th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography

"...5501 Private James Hansen, 9th Battalion. A farmer from Wondai, Queensland prior to enlistment, Pte Hansen embarked with the 17th Reinforcements from Sydney on SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916. On 11 May 1918, aged 29, he was killed in action near Meteren, France and buried nearby. Following the Armistice, his remains were recovered and re-interred in the Meteren Military Cemetery, Meteren, France..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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