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Regimental number2142
Place of birthMerriwa, New South Wales
SchoolMerriwa Public School, Merriwa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressMerriwa via Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Hackett, Merriwa via Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 11 November 1917
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row B, Grave No. 8), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W. and S. HACKETT, Bettington Street, Merriwa, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4505 Pte Winfred Godfrey HACKETT, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918; Cousin: 3434 Pte Albert Joseph SPRATT MM, Croix de Guerre, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HACKETT Roy

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