Desmond Kendrick HENNESSY

Desmond Kendrick HENNESSY 

( late of Nowra )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   7859[/alert_yellow]

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

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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

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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?

 


[alert_yellow]DESMOND is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

 

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 Funeral location


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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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May you forever Rest In Peace.

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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 – ?

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