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VC709   William Hackett

BORN   11 June 1873

DIED   27 June 1916   AGE   43

VC Won   22-23 June 1916   AGE   43

Place VC Won   Shaftesbury Avenue Mine, near Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   William Hackett   No.   136414   POSTHUMOUS   

VC Issue No.   709   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers, 254th Tunnelling Company



Rank VC Won   Sapper

Rank End Of Career   Sapper

Place Of Birth   Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   Shaftesbury Avenue Mine, near Givenchy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Shaftesbury Avenue Mine, near Givenchy, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.

Gazetted   5 August 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Alice


P  Named On  Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing (Panel 1, Column 3), Ploegsteert, Belgium

P  Named On War Memorial, Castle Hills Park,  Mexborough, South Yorkshire

P  Memorial, Castle Hills Park, Mexborough, South Yorkshire

Named On War Memorial, St John The Baptist Church, Church Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire

P  Named On War Memorial, Manvers Main Colliery, Golden Smithies Lane, Swinton, South Yorkshire

P  Named On Victoria Cross Memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Tunnellers Memorial, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Ken

By The Way…

He tried to join up four times owing to heart problems and his age

VC Held By

Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent, England



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