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Albert John Hesketh-Rooke (Sydney 1914)
Posted by: Linda Delaney Date: June 11, 2001 at 03:50:45
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My husband and I are trying to find out as much as we can about his grandfather - Albert John Charles Hesketh-Rooke. All we have is a photograph that my mother-in-law gave my husband as a little boy. It is of his Grandpa in 1914 in Australian military uniform (medical corp). He looks as though he is in his early 20's. The inscription says Sgt Albert John Charles Hesketh-Rooke (Sydney 1914).

My mother-in-law and her brothers (all in their mid-late 70's now) are reluctant to give any information at all as their father walked out on the family when they were in their early teens. He was married to Evelyn Fagen, who by all who knew her was an exceptional woman. It is believed she never really recovered from the loss in her heart.

At first we thought his departure may have been a result of post-war depression, as many suffered at the time, however by all accounts Sgt (Grandpa) Hesketh-Rooke did not travel overseas as part of any WW1 campaign.

We have tried to search Australian military history and have come up empty. As an officer of the Australian Army, my husband has tried a number of connections - to no avail.

We would appreciate any information you may have.

The only other piece of information we have is that Albert's ancestor is Admiral George Rooke who captured Gibralta in 1704.

Our search is really to put together the piece of our family puzzle that is missing. Please help us....


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