Sergeant Augustine Hackett KIA, Kemmel 1917

#OnThisDay 1917 Nearly 200 Connaught Rangers set out on a failed raid on German lines at Kemmel, “cheerfully tucking green miniature Irish flags into their caps”. Among the dead was Sgt Augustine Hackett. The Germans allowed the bodies to be recovered.

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