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Lieutenant Colonel John Hennessy
Fought in the Boer War and WW1
Death notice and history - newspaper clipping
Born on the 5th Feb 1867 in Inniscarra, Cork, Ireland to Daniel Hennessy and Julia Callaghan. He married Mary Teresa O'Flynn, on 26 Septh 1893 daughter of Edmond O'Flynn of E & P O'Flynn Builders of Cork City. In 1890 to 1895 he attended Queens College Cork and qualified MB B Ch BAO of the Old Royal University of Ireland. From 1899 to 1902 he was part of The Boar War in South Africa and was awarded Queens Medal with 3 clasps and the Kings Medal with 2 clasps. In 1914 he was part of the Mesopotamian Expedition in India until 1918 He served A.D.M.S (Assistant Director of Medical Services). In 1915 he was awarded C.B. The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companions neck badge conversion from a breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel; On 29 April 1916 as part of the Siege of Kut Al Amara he was captured by the Turks when Kut fell and put in prison. In Nov of that year he was freed as part of a prisoner swap. In 1919 he was awarded C.M.G. The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companions neck badge, silver-gilt, gold and enamel. He retired in 1921 from the RAMC and returned to Cork. Was one of the first directors of Mallow race Course Company. Loved the Turf. He was also a Irish champion walker. He died on 13 May 1954 and is buried in St Finbarrs Cemetery in Cork, Ireland. Exact Military History: 7351' John Hennessy. S. Lt. 30 Jan. 1892. S. Capt. 30 Jan. 1895. R.A.M.C. Capt. 30 Jan. 1895. Maj. 30 Jan. 1904. Lt. Col. 7 July 1914. South Africa 1899-1902. Great War of 1914-. C.B.