The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘D’ Company, No. 15 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Bridgetown, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Magnus Christian Henrich Hansen
- Mothers's Name:
- Topsy Hilda Hansen
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Main Roads Department
- ‘ A’ Force Burma, Java Party, No. 4, William Force
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi, Bangkok
- Camps Java:
- Bicycle Camp Batavia
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade
Robert Hansen was one of 8 Indigenous Western Australians to join the 2/4th.
Private Hansen was AWOL when Aquitania sailed out of Fremantle. He arrived in Java 1942 read further.
Bob Hansen was with No. 4 Group which sailed from Java to Singapore, departing Changi 14.10.1942 to work on the Burma-Thailand Railway.
With Williams Force he went to Tamakan. He was at 105K 21.9.1943.
No. 3 Camp Kanchanaburi 9.4.1944 then to No. 1 Camp Kanchanaburi 6.9.1944 and was at Bangkok.
He suffered a bruised left side of his chest when building the bridge.
He was recovered from Thailand at the end of the war.
He was married with several young children when he enlisted.
Bob died at Armadale on 19th August 1972 aged 60 years, and buried at Karrakatta.
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***