Bert Stewart HANSEN

HANSEN, Bert Stewart

Service Number: 6130
Enlisted: 4 October 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 22 April 1894
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: One Mile Boys State School, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 May 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cooran and District Roll of Honour, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6130, Brisbane, Queensland
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 6130, 25th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 6130, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6130, 25th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6130 Private Bert Stewart Hansen, 25 Battalion, of Gympie, Qld. A farmer prior to enlisting in October 1916 Pte Hansen embarked from Brisbane with the 17th Reinforcements on board HMAT Marathon (A75) on 27 October 1916. He arrived in France on 6 April 1917 and was killed in action on 3 May 1917 at the Second Battle of Bullecourt. He was 23 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)