Henry Alfred HACK

HACK, Henry Alfred

Service Number: 4800
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Ross, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Macquarie Plains, Tasmania, Australia, 24 March 1888
Home Town: Hamilton, Central Highlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bushy Park Gretna State School Roll of Honour, Fingal Roll of Honour, Gretna War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4800, 12th Infantry Battalion, Ross, Tasmania
19 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, 4800, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ballarat embarkation_ship_number: A70 public_note: ''
19 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, 4800, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph Hack and Louisa Sarah Hack nee Stock of MacQuarie Plains, NSW.

Brother of William Frederick Hack, Albert Ernest Hack DCM who returned to Australia having served with the 26th Battalion, Robert Cecil Hack who returned to Australia on 10 April 1919 having served with the 26th Battalion, Frederick Joseph Hack who returned to Australia on 16 May 1919 having served with the 26th Battalion, Ida Eva Hack, Louisa Maud Hack, Muriel Olive Hack, Agnes Annie Hack, Mathew John Hack, Myrtle Miriam  Hack, Stanley George Hack, Mary Victoria Sara Hack, Clarence Rupert Hack, Mary Victoria Sarah Hack and Joseph Edward Hack

Member of the Fingal Rifle Club

Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harry was born as Henry Alfred HACK at Macquarie Plains, Tasmania on 24th March, 1888

His parents were Joseph HACK & Louisa Sarah STOCK

He enlisted in Ross, Tasmania on 1st November, 1915 and embarked with the 12th Infantry Battalion, 15th Reinforcements from Melbourne on the HMAT Ballarat on 19th February, 1919

Harry was Killed in Action between the 19th to 22nd August, 1916 - no known grave - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial