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Regimental number90
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBallantyne Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hacking, Ballantyne Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Discharge date27 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Hacking', 3 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1954
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, HACKING John

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