Maurice Francis Gustavis Hare

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Maurice Francis Gustavis Hare
Personal Information
Date of Birth Not known
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Place of Birth Perth Western Australia
Death 1970, aged 81
Place of Death Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 11 months
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 155 lbs
70.307 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Station book keeper
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Captain Frederick Arthur hare
Military Information
Reg Number 3301
Date of Enlistment 18 Feb 1916
Rank Lieutenant
Unit/Formation 5th Pioneer Battalion / 5th Division
Date of Embarkation 23 Dec 1916 ‒ 16 Feb 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A35 Berrima
Date of Return before 1925
Ship Returned On unknown
Fate Wounded in Action 29 Sep 1918 near Templeux, France
Monument Kelmscott War Memorial (North panel)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Father & Grandfather were previous WA Commissioners of Police.

Electoral Roll entries - 1910 - 13 a dairyman in Kelmscott.

War Service

On arrival in England he was sent to Larkhill Pioneer Training Battalion, before proceeding to France on 9 Jul 1917 to join the 5th Pioneer Battalion which at that time was at Corbie.

Promoted Lance Corporal on 9 Aug 1917, and soon after selected to attend officer training. On 3 May 1918 he qualified for a Commission in Infantry at the Cambridge Cadet School, and on 14 May 1918 he marched in to the Pioneer Training Battalion for duties until his commission was granted.

1 Jun 1918 appointed 2nd Lieutenant. On 26 Jun 1918 he returned to 5th Australian Pioneers before being wounded in action on 29 Sep 1918 near Templeux as the attack on the Hindenberg Line began.

Treated by 48th Field Ambulance and the 20th Casualty Clearing Station before being admitted to the 8th General Hospital in Rouen. Sent on to 3rd London General Hospital with a GSW to his left leg. Promoted Lieutenant on 29 Sep 1918.

Appointment terminated in UK 21 Sep 1919 to take employment with a horse stud in Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland.

Post War

Married Bertha Henrietta Bailey, (11 years younger) on 7 Oct 1930.

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 fisherman on Rottnest Island; 1936 - 49 fisherman in Rockingham with wife. 1954 - 70 at 17 Vista avenue, Rockingham. Maurice died in 1970 aged 81, and Bertha then remained in Vista avenue until her death on 9 Jun 1981 at Rockingham aged 81.


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