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Louis Edward Hack

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Louis Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Hack AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30062 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM C/o New Zealand Railways, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o New Zealand Railways, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr A.E. Hack (father), 8 Rhodes Street, Caterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr A.E. Hack (father), 8 Rhodes Street, Caterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30062 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Albert Edward Hack and of Lena Hack (nee Robertson), of Carterton AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Died from Natural Causes AWMM
    • Injuries received as a result of Motorbike accident Public - Barbara Anita - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - Family reports from his father and sisters)
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. E. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I never knew Lou either but always referred to him as 'Uncle Lou', my hero. He rode an Indian motorbike around Cassino delivering messages until somehow, sadly, he was killed at the age of 34. He was my grandma's brother and I know she mourned him for the rest of her life. He was always spoken about in great affection, as well as great sadness, and as a child I had him on a very high pedestal, as I still do. Such a tragic waste of his life, along with so many others. RIP
    Public - Clare - Other Relative - 12 March 2015
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  • In memory of my Uncle Lou. I never knew him but my mother, his youngest sister Betty, always spoke of him with love and admiration. Lou died the day after ANZAC Day, 1944 as the result of a motorbike accident - perhaps having a bit of 'down-time' during the horror of Cassino.
    Public - Barbara Anita - Other Relative - 12 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2409890
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 76 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 49 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 March 2015Barbara AnitaPalmerston North, New ZealandOther Relative
12 March 2015ClareNew ZealandOther Relative

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