Desmond Kendrick HENNESSY 

( late of Nowra )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   7859

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 6 December 1954

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 16 November 1977

Sergeant 1st Class – retired

Stations?, Tweed Heads – retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?pre December 1954  to  9 December 1984 = 30+ Years Service

World War II

Australian Imperial Force            Royal Australian Air Force  ( R.A.A.F. )

Regiment?

Enlisted:                                             20 April 1943 at Ermington, NSW at age 18

Service #                                             133219

Rank:                                                   Leading Aircraftman

Embarkation?

Next of kin:                                        William Hennessy – father.  Eva Alice Anderson – mother

Religion:                                             RC

Single / Married:                             Single

Returned to Australia ?

Date of Discharge:                           19 February 1946

Posting at Discharge:                     6 Stores Depot, Dubbo

WW2 Honours & Gallantry:        None to display

Decorations, Medals:                     Pacific Start.   Defence Medal.   War Medal 1939/45

Prior to entering R.A.A.F., Desmond was employed as a Mechanic’s Assistance.

He was described at 6′ 1″ tall, Brown hair, Blue eyes, Fair complexion with no scars or tattoos and weighed 145 lbs ( 11 stone 3 lbs )  with a 34 – 37 inch chest measurement.

Attended Parramatta High School for two years and worked, as Mechanic’s assistant from age 16 – 18 for Mr. E.S. Shaw, Hunt Brothers, Sydney Motors Ltd.

Desmond and his parents appear to have started the ‘enlistment’ process on 1 February 1943 when he was aged 17.

R.A.A.F. photo of April 1943 aged 18

R.A.A.F. photo of April 1943 aged 18

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=5362407


Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  4 April 1925 @ Lidcombe, NSW

Died on:  Monday  29 August 2016

Cause?

Age:  91

Funeral date:  Monday  5 September 2016 @ MD

Funeral location:  Shoalhaven Cemetery, Worrigee Road, WORRIGEE

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

 


DESMOND is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  *NEED MORE INFO

 

 

 Funeral location


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

May you forever Rest In Peace.

Desmond appeared to be a ‘writer’ and had published, at least two books –

For King and country : recollections of my Pacific war by 133219 Leading Aircraftsman Desmond Kendrick Hennessy – 101 pages in 2004

A collection of short stories and poems by Desmond Kendrick Hennessy in Nowra, NSW.

Easy reading –      219 pages in 2005

The last hoorah – 242 pages in 2007

Encore –                228 pages in 2008

One last egg – ?

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