1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Learo Aylmer Henry Hackett

Contributed by: L Nelson, on 2008-11-10

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First Name Learo Aylmer Henry
Surname Hackett
Year of Birth 1884
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Royal Munster Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Ballycumber, King's County, Ireland

Learo Aylmer Henry's Story

Eldest son of Edward Augustus & Emilie Hackett of Castle Armstrong, Ballycumber, Co Offaly, Ireland. Served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was a Captain, 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

Served with distinction in Battles of Messenes, Ypres (3rd), Cambrai, St Quintin-Amiens 1918. Supplement to the London Gazette, 17 Sept 1917: Award of Military Cross: "For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty in commanding his company during an attack. In conjunction with another company he knocked out an enemy strong point, capturing 30 officers & 70 other ranks, also 5 machine guns. Throughout the day he set a splendid example of leadership."

Killed in action at Ypres 24 April 1918, interred at Minty Farm Cemetery, Langemark, Belgium.

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