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Regimental number289
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBooth Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusJ
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, William Thackeray, Booth Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 15th April at about 8.30 a.m. at LAGNICOURT this N.C.O. with his bombing section of rifle grenadiers of 4 men were advancing through LAGNICOURT village. On the right of the village a strong point was discovered, a trench about 20 yards long, Lance Corporal THACKERY at once commenced to attack with rifle grenade fire and by his initiative and energetic action made the place ............ and forced the garrison of 25 to surrender to him. Continuing his advance along the village he came across some more of the enemy strongly entrenched. By swift decided action he inflicted casualties and forced the remainder to surrender.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1966

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