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Hans Casper Caspersen

Name on Board HC Caspersen
Name on Service
Hans Casper  Caspersen
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Sailmaker
Place of Birth Norway
Next of Kin Edvard and Marie Sofie Caspersen
Address C/- Okerioia, Moss, Norway
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 6/07/1915
Service No. 3250
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 11/10/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Unit on Embarkation 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 20/09/1917
Unit on Death Anzac Provost Corps
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
17th Casualty Clearing Station, Remy Siding, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium, Europe
Cemetery or Memorial Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information Hans Casper is the only H C Caspersen on the Australian War Memorial Honour Roll.  His name is misspelt on the Embarkation Rolls as Caspeesen. We are unable to confirm a Williamstown connection - it may have been through his occupation as a sailmaker.  He may have arrived in Williamstown in one of the Norwegian ships that called into Melbourne.
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