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Hector MARKEY

Regimental number3207
Date of birth12 March 1896
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouse salesman
AddressKurrajong Avenue, Leeton via Yanco, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Markey, Kurrajong Avenue, Leeton via Yanco, New South Wales
Previous military service13th Field Ambulance; Served in the School cadets for 18 months; in the Senior Cadets for 2 years; in the Australian Army Medical Corps Field Ambulance, as Driver, for 10 months.
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Other details

War service: proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915. Promoted Sergeant, 20 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916. Promoted Staff Sergeant, 27 November 1916.

Detached for instruction at Australian Corps Gas School, 10 February 1918; rejoined, 18 February 1918.

Selected to undergo training in Australian Flying Corps, 19 March 1918. Taken on strength, 5th Training Squadron, 31 August 1918; marched out to 1st Australian Wing, Tetbury, 31 August 1918.

Appointed Flying Officer Pilot and 2nd Lt, 28 January 1919. Promoted Lt, 28 April 1919. Appointed Adjutant, AFC Depot, 2 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged, 28 February 1920.

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

Date of death20 October 1967
Age at death71
Place of burialWarwick War Cemetery, Queensland

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