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35th BATTALION A.I.F.

Corporal: 114 Samuel James HANNA.


Born: . Belfast, Ireland.

Married: 1912. Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:12057/1912.

Wife: Rosetta Hanna. nee: Kennedy.

Died: 7th April 1918. Died of Wounds France.


Father: John Hanna.

Mother: Elizabeth Hanna. nee:


INFORMATION

Samuel James Hanna enlisted with the AIF on the 22nd December 1915 and was allocated to A Company 35th Battalion when the Battalion was raised at Newcastle in January 1916 and Samual was an original member of the Battalion His Battalion left Farley Station for Sydney and he embarked for England onobard on HMAT 24 "Benalla" on the 1 May 1916 and disembarked Plymouth, England on the 9 July 1916. He was marched in to the 9th Training Battalion at the Durrington Army Camp and posted to Trench Mortar Section of 35th Bn, Larkhill on the 28 July 1916.

Samuel was admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 2 August 1916 Venereal Disease>/font color> discharged to unit, 19 August 1916 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days); posted to 'A' Company of 35th Bn, 5 September 1916; appointed Lance Corporal to complete establishment, 17 January 1917; promoted to rank of Temporary Corporal, 7 April 1917 vice Corporal: 138 Alphonsus Bernard LAVELLE and promoted to rank of Corporal, 2 June 1917. Samuel was Wounded in Action on the 9 June 1917 and was treated by the 9th Australian Field Ambulance for was Shrapnel Wound to his Back and was discharged to duty on the 10 June 1917 and rejoined unit in the field, 12 June 1917.

Samuel was again promoted to rank of Temporary Sergeant on the 23 June 1917; vice Sergeant: W MARSHALL but reverts to permanent grade Corporal on the 30 June 1917. Samuel was again Wounded in Action; 2nd occassion on the 30 June 1917 where he received a Gun Shot Wound to his Left Arm and was again treated by thr 9th Australian Field Ambulance on the 1 July 1917. He was transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station on the 1 July 1917 and to the Ambulance Train '31' on the 1 July 1917.

Samuel was admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital at Wimereux on the 1 July 1917 and discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Wimereux, 8 July 1917 and then to No: 3 Rest Camp, Boulogne on the 14 July 1917. He was marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot at Rouelles on the 19 July 1917 and moved into the field on the 25 July 1917 rejoining his unit from hospital on the 30 July 1917. Samuel reverts to Private at own request on the 30 July 1917 and was admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance on the 9 August 1917 (recurrence of complications associated with old gun shot wound to left arm) and was transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital at Le Treport on the 11 August 1917. He was discharged to 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot at Rouelles on the 16 August 1917.

Samuel was admitted to 39th General Hospital at Havre on the 19 August 1917 suffering from Gonorrhoea being discharged to 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot on the 6 October 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 49 days) He moved into the field on the 11 October 1917, rejoined unit from hospital on the 22 October 1917 and promoted to rank of Temporary Corporal on the 7 November 1917. Samuel was granted leave to the United Kingdom from the 27 February 1918 and was scheduled to return from leave on the 13 March 1918 and returned to France where he was Wounded in Action; 3rd occassion and was treated by the 55th Field Ambulance on the 4 April 1918 for a Gun Shot Wound to his Right Shoulder and Left Leg and was evacuated to the 2nd General Hospital at Havre on the 6 April 1918 but Died of Wounds on the 7 April 1918.

Samuel and is remembered with honour and is commemerated in perpetuity by the Commonweath War Graves Commission at the Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Haute-Normandie, France.

STE MARIE CEMETERY

The War Graves Photographic Project (in association with the CWGC)

Family Information

Railway Shunter from Wickham via Newcastle, N.S.W upon enlistment. He came to Australia in 1910.

Military Records

(Australian National Archives)

Under Construction; 13/06/2014.

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