Henry Christian HANSEN

HANSEN, Henry Christian

Service Number: 290
Enlisted: 14 October 1914, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 25 April 1885
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Stanwell State School and Rockhampton State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Mechanical engineer
Died: Died of wounds, At sea - HS Gascon off Gallipoli, 10 August 1915, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

14 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 290, Rockhampton, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 290, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Brisbane
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 290, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 290, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
12 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 15th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 290, 15th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, GSW (left leg)

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


News has been received in Rockhampton to-day by his parents, that their eldest.son, Lance-corporal Henry Hanson, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, three weeks ago, had since died. Lance-corporal Hansen enlisted at Rockhampton, and left for Egypt at the end of last year as a member of the 2nd Australian Contingent. He was attached to the 15th battalion. Up to June 25, or two months after landing, he had not received a scratch.' from Daily Standard 6 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)