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Regimental number682
Place of birthClogher, Five Mile Town, Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Hackett, 5 Mile Town, Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceMember for 1 month, Macksville Riifle Club
Enlistment date27 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney Show Grounds, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Machine Gun Company, 12th Reinforcement
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
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War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, 29 July 1917; marched into 2nd Training Battalion, Durrington, 30 July 1917; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 20 October 1917.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 1 January 1918; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 2 January 1918; moved into the field, 15 January 1918; taken on strength of 24th Machine Gun Company, 18 January 1918.

Reported missing in action, 6 April 1918; officially reported prisoner of war in Germany, 17 July 1918. Repatriated to England, 5 December 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 January 1919.

Embarked Portland on HT 'Nevasa' and commenced return to Australia, 6 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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