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Leopold Victor HENNESSEY

Regimental number2033
Date of birth18 May 1897
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
Place of birthBlackall, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressBlackall, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Caroline Hennessey, Blackall, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date29 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1407 Pte Arthur Francis HENNESSEY, 5th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 3 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Sinai, Palestine

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Leicestershire', 22 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 29 March 1919.

After the war he became a station manager ('Rosevale', near Julia Creek) and studmaster.
Date of death12 October 1964
Age at death68
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENNESSEY Leopold Victor
'Pastoral Review', 18 January 1965, pp. 31-32.

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