Robert Albert HANNAFORD

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HANNAFORD, Robert Albert

Service Number: NX20774
Enlisted: 22 May 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9 July 1918
Home Town: Clifton Gardens, Mosman, New South Wales
Died: Killed In Action, El Alamein, Egypt, 29 October 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: A II. J. 20.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, SN NX20774
22 May 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX20774, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
23 May 1940: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Acting (Ingleburn Camp)
21 Nov 1940: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Sergeant, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Middle East
22 Feb 1941: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Middle East
1 Mar 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN NX20774, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Libya/North Africa
10 Apr 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN NX20774, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk
14 Feb 1942: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Warrant Officer Class 2, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
3 Oct 1942: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Middle East
29 Oct 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant, SN NX20774, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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