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James HENNESSY

Regimental number17983
Date of birth17 June 1878
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
SchoolMoruya Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clara Elizabeth Hennessy, 93 Rofe Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st and 2nd Field Troops
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3335 Pte Phillip HENNESSY, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 15 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Contracted pneumonia, 21 October 1918; admitted to Port Said Hospital.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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