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Albert Ernest HACK

Regimental number1786
Place of birthMacQuarie Plains Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMacquarie Plains, Gretna, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Hack, Macquarie Plains, Gretna, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 9 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 27 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack by our troops this N.C.O. displayed great gallantry in organizing company Lewis gun crews under heavy fire. He succeeded in getting his four teams up to the final objective, and personally placed each gun in position, and enabled a party to go forward and capture an enemy machine gun. He has rendered valuable services on patrol, and has obtained most useful information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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