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Henry HACKNEY

Regimental number59
Date of birth--/01/1887
Place of birthWidnes, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMounted constable
AddressPolice Depot, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Wm. Hackney, Widnes, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the 19th Hussars, British Army, and 5 years in the Reserves; 2 years in the Lancashire Volunteer Engineers, England.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board TRANSPORT A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 1 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

12 May 1915


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 7 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry both matched
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date24 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 7 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; appointment terminated (discharged), Brisbane, 24 November 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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