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James Henry HENNESSY

Regimental number2619
Place of birthMount Schanck, South Australia
SchoolMount Schanck Provisional School, Mount Schanck, South Australia
AddressMount Schank, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Martha Hennessy, Mount Schank, South Australia
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Cpl. J.H. Hennessy left Australia with 7th Reinforcements to 10th Battalion. He served at Gallipoli. He was wounded at Pozi?res, and again at Polygon Wood on 21st September, 1917. He met his death at the attack on Meteren on 24th April, 1918." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMeteren, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 289), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Hannah Martha HENNESSY, Mt. Schank, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Harold George Thomas, 28th Battalion, killed in action.

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