Wednesday 4 April 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. No comments
To Flanders Fields, 1917, Frontline troops, People

Private Francis Joseph Mackey & wife P05435.001

Wedding portrait of Private Francis Joseph Mackey, No. 3147, of 40th Battalion (AIF), with his bride Cecilia Agnes. A barman of Huonville Tasmania, Mackey enlisted on 30 October 1916 and sailed with the 7th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917. He was killed in action, aged 37 on 5 October 1917 at Broodseinde and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

View Mackey's personal service record online at National Archives of Australia including correspondence from his wife trying to determine his fate.