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The marble plaque commemorates Driver Carl Richmond Hansen who was killed in action in France in February 1917 during World War One.

Mr. C. W. Hansen, of South Woodburn, whose son, Driver C. R. Hansen, was killed at the front, has received the following sad particulars of his death, from the Rev. C. H. Edwards, chaplain of his division. The writer says: — As chaplain to his division of artillery, I write to express my sympathy with his family. He, with two others, were killed by the bursting of an enemy shell whilst returning at night from having moved his battery into a new position.

He was conveyed to an ambulance dressing station close by, but his injuries were too serious for any hope of recovery. Fortunately he was unconscious, so felt no pain. His body was buried in the same grave as his two mates, in the Ambulance cemetery, and a cross will be erected bearing his name over the spot. He died the noblest of deaths, following the example of Christ, Who gave Himself that others might live. May God comfort his family in their sorrow and grant to the soul of your boy peace and happiness in Paradise. His effects will be forwarded in due course through the War Office.
Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 20 June 1917.


Address:Pacific Highway & Cedar Street, Woodburn Op-Shop, Woodburn, 2472
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.072145
Long: 153.341666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:26-February-1917
Actual Event End Date:26-February-1917


Front Inscription


In loving memory of Dvr. C. R. Hansen of South Woodburn

Killed in action on the Western Front France.

26th February 1917,

Aged 19 years.

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


Source: MA,NRWM
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