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Can anyone help to identify Revd H Hacking who was working as a chaplain in Mesopotamia in 1917. All I know was that he was born in the Blackburn area but not certain when. Before Mesopotamia he was in India for 10-12 years but it is unclear as to whether he was an army chaplain when in India 

Regards, Tony

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HarryBrook

The London Gazette shows that he, Rev. Henry Hacking, was in the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment prior to service in the Army Chaplains Dept., transferring on 23 April 1917.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30087/supplement/5039

 

Transferred back to the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment, and relinquished his temp. Army commission 8 March 1918.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30843/supplement/9538

 

Made Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd. Class on 2 June 1920.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32073/supplement/9677

(Substitute notice - the original referred to gave his Class as 4th Class in error, the above is the correction notification)

 

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HarryBrook

In the 1939 register was Henry Hacking, 61, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, born 8 December 1877, Clerk in Holy Orders (Retired).

 

In the Northampton Mercury of 24 June 1938 his impending retirement as vicar of Great Doddington is reported and includes the facts that he was ordained in 1904, went to India in 1910, became temporary Chaplain to the Forces in 1916 (sic) and served in Mesopotamia, and later in the Khyber Pass region and the Afghan frontier, appointed domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Madras in 1923, and returned to England in 1929. He intended to retire to Bedford. From this he does not appear to have been an Army Chaplain in India prior to the Great War.

Link to the article on fmp - https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000732%2f19380624%2f169

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familyhistoryman

Harry & David

Many thanks for your help. I am transcribing an account Revd Hacking sent to his brother describing his work in Mesopotamia. Once I completed the transcription I will post it on the Forum

Regards, Tony

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seaJane

Do not forget that the Museum of Army Chaplaincy at Amport House may have related material - https://www.chaplains-museum.co.uk/.

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Maureene

He is listed on the Madras Ecclesiastical Establishment  as a Junior Chaplain in the India Office List for 1916.

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.532897/page/n120/mode/1up

 

You could look through earlier editions of the India Office List to see when his name first appears.

 

Ancestry, pay website, has searchable and browsable editions in the database UK, Registers of Employees of the East India Company and the India Office, 1746-1939, located in Schools, Directories & Church Histories for the years 1895-1909 inclusive, 1911-1929 inclusive, 1931-1939 inclusive, listed under three different titles - The India List and India Office List, The India Office List, and The India Office and Burma Office List.

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

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familyhistoryman

Hi

 

Just to let you know that I have just posted the transciption on the Forum with the title - Hacking: Chaplain - Mesopotamia Help Locating Area

 

Tony

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