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
Service: From ? ? ?pre December 1954 to 9 December 1984 = 30+ Years Service
Australian Imperial Force Royal Australian Air Force ( R.A.A.F. )
Enlisted: 20 April 1943 at Ermington, NSW at age 18
Service # 133219
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Next of kin: William Hennessy – father. Eva Alice Anderson – mother
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.
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 4 April 1925 @ Lidcombe, NSW
Died on: Monday 29 August 2016
Funeral date: Monday 5 September 2016 @ MD
Funeral location: Shoalhaven Cemetery, Worrigee Road, WORRIGEE
Buried at: ?
Memorial at: ?
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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 – ?