Hansen, Andrew (888)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years

Enlistment Details: Monday, 22 March 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 888            view online service record

Address:
128 Separation Street
Northcote, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mr Hansen (brother)
128 Separation Street
Northcote, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion

Fate:
KIA: Friday, 25 August 1916
Place: France


Private, 24 Battalion, killed in action 25 August, 1916, France, aged 20, commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No 1, France.

Parents: John and Sarah HANSEN (both late), only brother Johannes Henrik HANSEN, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted from Northcote as a 19-year-old farm labourer, brother as next of kin. Full name Andrew Bertie HANSEN, no circular returned. Three sisters, his given name in places in shown as Andrien, the family of Norwegian origin.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says

    “Your brother was one of my best men and we shall indeed miss him greatly. He always did his work well and was a good soldier. His cheery face and genial manner will be particularly missed by myself as platoon commander” (letter from Hansen’s commanding officer to his brother in Northcote)

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