HACK Robert

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Robert Hack was born in Greetham and had been a soldier for 12 years before the First World War, serving for a large part in India. After leaving the army he became a miner in the coalfields of South Yorkshire. On the outbreak of war he joined the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in September 1914 without declaring his previous service. But he did not last long. In November, he was discharged "having been found physically unfit for further service" and described as "useless as a soldier." Two weeks later, apparently determined to fight, he rejoined his old regiment, the Lincolnshires, and went out to France with the 2nd Battalion in April 1915. A month later, on 16 May, he took part in the Second Battle of Ypres and died from a shrapnel wound in hospital at Le Touquet. He is buried in Le Touquet Cemetery, grave I.C.8, and is remembered on Greetham's war memorial. His sister, Mary Carrier, continued to live in Greetham after the war.

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Hello - my dad and I have detailed research and information on all of the Greetham men who died as a result of the First World War including two not on our memorial plaque, some who went and came back, and others who played a role on the home front. We will be publishing a book called Greetham and the Great War later this year and would like to link with your project.
By Paul Bland on Friday 16th May '14 at 12:03am
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By John Stokes on Friday 9th January '15 at 9:23am
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