Devonshire. 04 April 1917

John Hackett was born in Halesowen and enlisted in Worcester. He was posted to the Devonshire Regiment and joined the 14th (Labour) Battalion which came under the control of the Labour Corps in 1917. He was posted at the southern end of the Somme front line near Roye, where he was killed in action. Private John Hackett was 50 years of age, the oldest Halesowen man recorded as dying in the Great War. He is buried in Bouchoir Cemetery (II A 20).and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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