We remember William Hackett

We remember William Hackett

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Timeline

Timeline

1861
sibling Walter Hackett Source:8485068 1861
1864
sibling Harriet Hackett Source:8485068 1864
1866
sibling Arthur Hackett Source:8485068 1866
1868
sibling Anna Hackett Source:8485068 1868
1872
sibling Elizabeth Hackett Source:8485068 1872
1873
birth Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:8484545 Source:6186383 11th June 1873
1880
sibling Ellen Hackett Source:8485068 1880
1881
location Terrace, Snenton, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address Source:8485068 1881
1881
dates Age 7 Source:8485068 1881
1900
marriage Alice Tooby Source:6186395 16th April 1900
1901
employment Coal Miner Filler United Kingdom Source:8485026 1901
1901
location Cusworth Street, Conisbrough, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8485026 1901
1901
dates Age 27 Source:8485026 1901
1902
children Arthur Hackett Source:8485032 1902
1904
children Mary Winnifred Hackett Source:8485032 1904
1911
location 10 Herbert St, Mexborough, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8485032 1911
1911
dates Age 37 Source:8485032 1911
1911
employment Coal Miner Hewer United Kingdom Source:8485032 1911
1915
enlistment Chatham United Kingdom Source:6186395 5th November 1915
1915
dates Age 42 Source:6186395 5th November 1915
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:1507997 21st November 1915
1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:6186362 22nd June 1916
service British Army Source:6186383
location 53 Cross Gate, Mexborough, Rotherham, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address Source:6186817
1916
death Killed in Action Trapped underground by an enemy mine explosion, he chose to remain with a wounded colleague and await a rescue which came too late. Awarded a VC for this action. Near Givenchy France Source:6186817 Source:8484545 27th June 1916
1916
dates Age 43 Source:6186817 27th June 1916
1916
service British Army Sapper 136414 Royal Engineers 254 Tunnelling Company Source:8484545 27th June 1916
location Mexborough, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address Source:6186383
burial Ploegsteert Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Comines-Warneton, Hainaut Belgium Source:8485018

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William
Initials W
Last Name Hackett
Source 8484545
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
10 Herbert St, Mexborough, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address known 1911
53 Cross Gate, Mexborough, Rotherham, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address
Cusworth Street, Conisbrough, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address known 1901
Mexborough, Yorkshire United Kingdom their own address
Terrace, Snenton, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address known 1881
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army
British Army 136414 Royal Engineers 254 Tunnelling Company Sapper
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Arthur Hackett son 1902
Mary Winnifred Hackett daughter 1904
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
John Hackett father
Harriett Ward mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Walter Hackett brother 1861
Harriet Hackett sister 1864
Arthur Hackett brother 1866
Anna Hackett sister 1868
Elizabeth Hackett sister 1872
Ellen Hackett sister 1880
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Alice Tooby wife 16th April 1900

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Glen107
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Glen107
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Charlotte33
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Charlotte33
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33

External Evidence

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London Gazette 4 August 1916 Glen107
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website Glen107
Feature on William Hackett Charlotte33
GRO Marriage Registration Beryl31023
Shots from the Front Deborah102878

Multimedia

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William's name on the Ploegsteert Memorial Charlotte33
Portrait photograph of William Hackett Charlotte33
William Hackett's family Michelle915
William Selena49658
William Hackett VC Kevin36928
William Hackett Kevin36928

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