Christopher Smith Hackney

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/344
  • Rank: Petty Officer
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Anson Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 24.12.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 79 King Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Turner, Lilybank Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Christina G. S. Hackney, 79 King St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Hackney

  • Siblings:

    Alexander

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Christopher Smith Hackney

Christopher has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.

DUNDEE PETTY OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION.

Official intimation has been received by his parents, who reside at 79 King Street, Dundee, of the death in action at the Dardanelles of Chief Petty Officer Christopher S. Hackney, of the Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Deceased was 25 years of age, and enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war in the Collingwood Battalion, but was transferred to the Anson.  He was previously employed as a turner in Lilybank Foundry.  His brother, Alexander, who was in the United States when war broke out, came home last summer and enlisted as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, and is at present at the front.  Before emigrating Alexander  was employed by Messrs William Hazell & Son, grocers, Castle Street, as a vanman.

Dundee Courier 25th January 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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