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Private Wesley Rainsford Hand

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Given name
W
Family name
Hand
Gender
Male
Service number
2669
Conflicts
First World War, 1914–18
Fate
Died of wounds (DOW)
Fate date
08 September 1918
Additional information
Last held rank
Private
Unit at embarkation
56th Battalion
Service
Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)
Veteran Notes/Bio

Wesley Rainsford Hand was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and enlisted as a single motor driver aged 32 years on 18 May 1916. As a private in the 56th Battalion, he died of wounds on 2 September 1918 and was buried in the Fouquescourt British Cemetery, France.

Fought in France.