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Hennessy - Thomas William

Thomas William “Willis” HENNESSYAge: 31 years19131944

Name
Thomas William “Willis” HENNESSY
Given names
Thomas William
Surname
HENNESSY
Nickname
Willis
Birth February 22, 1913 40 34
Citation details: Hennessy - Thomas William - Military Record
Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabella BLANCH
May 24, 1926 (Age 13 years)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 8
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 10031/1926 HENNESSY ISABELLA THOMAS HANNAH KEMPSEY
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Death of a fatherHerbert HENNESSY
about 1926 (Age 12 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15429/1926 HENNESSY HERBERT THOMAS ISABELLA KEMPSEY
Marriage of a siblingAlexander J STEPHENSONAgnes HENNESSYView this family
about 1930 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: 16198/1930 STEPHENSON ALEXANDER J HENNESSY AGNES KEMPSEY
Military
Service Number: 412314
Type: Enlistment
June 22, 1941 (Age 28 years)
Agency: Royal Australian Air Force



Death March 18, 194422:30 (Age 31 years)
Address: Approx. 40 Km. NNE of Saarbrucken, 60 Km. East of Luxembourg. ‘300 metres right of the main road from Baumholder to Berschweiler, on arable land in the vicinity of Fohren-Linden’
Cause of death: Killed in action - aircraft crash as a result of enemy action
Citation details: Hennessy - Thomas - Military Record
Note: Thomas as a Flight Sergeant, was a gunner in the Lancaster II bomber, number LL.640 targeting Frankf…
Hennessy - Thomas William - air crew
Hennessy - Thomas William - air crew

Note: Image downloaded from National Archives of Australia.

Burial after March 18, 1944
Cemetery: Thallichtenberg Jewish
Citation details: Hennessy - Thomas - Military Record
Note: The bodies of the crew members who lost their lives were recovered from the wreckage by the German a…
Reburial after May 10, 1948 (4 years after death)
Address: Plot 8, Row B, Grave 15
Cemetery: Rheinberg War
Note: After exhumation on 10 May 1948 the individual identity of the remains was established and re-interr…
Hennessy - Thomas William - Memorial
Hennessy - Thomas William - Memorial

Note: Downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.




Hennessy - Thomas Memorial location
Hennessy - Thomas Memorial location

Note: Location on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.


Hennessy - Thomas William
Hennessy - Thomas William

Note: Image downloaded from National Archives of Australia.
Note: A portion of a letter written by the RAAF to Thomas' mother:

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Marriage: about 1899Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
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Hennessy - Thomas WilliamThomas William “Willis” HENNESSY
Birth: February 22, 1913 40 34West Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 18, 1944Fohren-Linden, Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland Border, Germany

BirthNational Archives of Australia
Citation details: Hennessy - Thomas William - Military Record
DeathWeb Site - Loss of Lancaster Mk II LL640 (115 Squadron)
DeathNational Archives of Australia
Citation details: Hennessy - Thomas - Military Record
BurialNational Archives of Australia
Citation details: Hennessy - Thomas - Military Record
ReburialWeb Site - Loss of Lancaster Mk II LL640 (115 Squadron)
NoteWeb Site - Loss of Lancaster Mk II LL640 (115 Squadron)