Hansel, Air Mechanic Class II George Edmund (608)

No 69 (Australian) Sqn RFC

George Hansel came from Woollahra, NSW. He was a Mechanical Draftsman, aged 21, when he joined the AFC in Sydney on 4 September 1916. On 25 October he embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses at Melbourne for travel to the UK. After arrival in Britain he attended an RFC trade school for fitters before arrival at No 69 (Australian) Sqn on 7 February, where he was made an Acting Sergeant. Two days later he was admitted to hospital with cerebro spinal fever.

He died from meningitis in Lincoln Hospital on 13 February 1917.

AMII G E Hansel is buried in Grave D 452 at Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, Lincolnshire, England.

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