• Sons of Jane and the late Joseph Hesketh

The above soldiers are sons of Jane and the late Joseph Hesketh. Private Thomas Hesketh (1839A) 33rd Battalion, was born and educated in Victoria. He enlisted in April, 1916, and sailed for England in August 1916. He left for France in November, 1916, with the 33rd Battalion, and was in action until the 24th August 1918, when he made the supreme sacrifice. He was buried at Villers Bretonneaux. Private Joseph James Hesketh (489), 44th Battalion, was born and educated in Victoria. He enlisted at Blackboy Hill Camp in January, 1916, and sailed for England on the 6th, June 1916. Five months later he crossed to France, and was in action until the 8th September, 1918, when he was killed at Vaux. Private William Hesketh (963), 11th Battalion, was born and educated in Victoria. He enlisted on the 6th September, 1914, and sailed for Egypt on the 26th October, arriving there on the 6th December, 1914. He went to Gallipoli, where he took part in the landing, and was wounded on the 14th May He returned to Egypt, and later went to England, arriving there on the 1st July, 1915. He arrived back in Australia on the 14th November, 1915, and was in the No 8 A.G.H for 3 months. He went to France on the 18th September 1916, and served with the 11th Battalion. He was wounded at Glencrosse Wood, and returned to England on the 25th September, 1917. He returned to Australia in February, 1918, and received his discharge on the 1st of May, 1918. Australia’s Fighting Sons of the Empire. Page 34.
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