Driver Carl Richmond Hansen Memorial Plaque

Woodburn World War 1 Memorial Tablet for C R Hansen

This marble memorial plaque in the shape of a hand holding a scroll commemorates Driver Carl Richmond Hansen of the 11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade who died of wounds on 26 February 1917 in France. The memorial was once located in the former St Alban's Anglican Church which was consecreated on 17 December 1961. Closed in 2010, it re-opened as the Woodburn Op-Shop in August 2010 in order to raise funds for the parish.

Carl Richmond Hansen was born at South Woodburn on the Richmond River and enlisted as a single labourer of Brisbane, Queensland in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment on 28 September 1915. His unit embarked from Queensland on board the HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916. As a driver in the 11th Field Artillery Brigade he died at Ginchy, France and was buried in the Guard's Cemetery at Lesboeufs in France. Once news was received of his death, a memorial service was held in the Woodburn Church of England Church on Sunday 1 April 1917.



In Loving Memory of
Dvr. C. R. HANSEN.
of South Woodburn
killed in action on the Western Front
26th FEBRUARY 1917.

He died in the Great War fighting
for his King and Country.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Driver C R Hansen World War 1 DOW 25/2/1917 2041A AIF 11th Aust F Art Brig France view
Cnr Pacific Highway and Cedar Street
Woodburn Op-Shop
Woodburn NSW 2472
Local Government Area
  • Richmond Valley Council
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
  • First World War, 1914–18

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