LEST WE FORGET

Acting Sergeant George Edmund HANSEL 

Service No: 608
Born: Sydney NSW, April 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 4 September 1916
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness (Meningitis), Lincolnshire, 13 February 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Newport Cemetery, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of A. Hansel, of 242, Edgecliffe Road, Woollahia, New South Wales, Australia
Place of Association: Woollahra NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13th February, 1917, the Squadron suffered its first casualty, when Second Class Air Mechanic (Acting Sergeant) G. E. Hansel died in Lincoln Hospital from cerebro-spinal meningitis.

Extract from Wrigley, H.N. (Henry Neilsen) (6) The Battle Below: Being the history of No. 3 Squadron AFC, Errol G. Knox Sydney NSW, 1935 – Page 23

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, HANSEL G E

Bibliography:

Muller, P. (Peter) and Hutchinson, J. (John) Secrets Revealed: a brief history of No. 3 Squadron RAAF, Lutheran Publishing House Adelaide SA 5000, 1991
Wrigley, H.N. (Henry Neilsen) (6) The Battle Below: Being the history of No. 3 Squadron AFC, Errol G. Knox Sydney NSW, 1935

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