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Army Number: NX25741Image not available
Surname: HANN
First Names: Ian Grant
Known as: Horny
Rank: L/Cpl.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Dorothy Merle HANN (Wife); also Mr. Edward V. HANN (Father)
Date of Birth: 9/5/1917
Place of Birth: Moree, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 12/6/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Moree, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 22/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 3rd Pioneer Training Battalion, Wallgrove, NSW
Company: B
Platoon: 11
Section: 4
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties: A Force (Ramsay Force)
Train to Thailand (if applicable) :
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 18/2/1945
Cemetery: Yokohama
Plot/Row/Grave: Aust. Sect. A.B.15
Memorial:
Information: Admitted 5 Indian CCS (blistered and infected soles of feet) on 19/1/1942; transferred to 13 AGH; discharged to GBD on 2/2/1942; rejoined Unit on 5/2/1942; detached to "A" Force, embarked at Singapore for unknown destination on 14/5/1942; Ex "A" Force; sent from Thailand to Japan after Railway completed; on board Rakuyo Maru when torpedoed and sunk by US submarine on 12/9/1944; rescued by Japanese and taken to Japan; Kawasaki group; died of illness (DoI) (Pneumonia, Meningitis) at Sendryu, Japan (Shinegawa Hospital, Tokyo) on 18/2/1945; DVA Nominal Roll shows DOB as 9/3/1917 and NOK as Edward HANN
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