Captain Charles Edward Hack

Regiment: 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers
Panel reference: Panel 43.
Date published: 22/01/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 05/11/1914
Age at death: 37
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information: Captain Charles Edward Hack, 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers, who was killed in action on the 5th November, 1914, near Neuve Chapelle. He was the second son of the late William Lionel F. Hack and of Mrs. Hack, Thruxton, near Andover, and was a great grandson of Sir Joseph Burke, 11th Baronet, of Glinsk, Co. Galway. Captain Hack entered the Service in December, 1897, obtaining his promotion as Lieutenant in April, 1900, and his Captaincy in May, 1904. He served in the South African War from 1899-1902, being present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso. He was also present at Spion Kop and Vaal Kranz, the operations at Tugela Heights and the action at Pieters Hill. In May, 1900, he took part in the actions in the Orange Free State and in the Transvaal and in several other actions including the operations at the Orange River Colony and in Cape Colony. He was mentioned in despatches and obtained the Queen's Medal with five clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps.