No.2666 Private Patrick HusseyPatrick Hussey was born in April 1891 at Werribee, Victoria.
Patrick enlisted into the Army at Melbourne, Victoria on 27 July 1915. He was aged 24 years and 3 months and was five feet and six and three quarter inches tall. He weighed 13 stone and had a chest measurement of 35 ½ to 37 ½ inches. Had a fresh complexion with grey eyes and dark brown hair. His next of kin was listed as Mrs. H Bren. All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.
Patrick embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on 27 October 1915 on board His Majesty's Australian Transport (HMAT) ship A38 Ulysses. He was taken on strength of Serapuem Egypt at the 7th Battalion AIF on 24 February 1916 and then went to the 1st Pioneer Battalion on 13 March 1916.
He was wounded in action in France on 19 June 1916, with a shell wound to the leg and evacuated to hospital on 23 June 1916 after remaining on duty after the incident.
Wounded in action on a second occasion, this time shell wounds to both legs – left thigh and right knee. He was admitted to Hospital on 3 May 1918 and invalided to United Kingdom 12 May 1918. He was then admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley on 13 May 1918 and then transferred to 3rd Axillary Hospital Dartford on 19 July 1918.
Patrick returned to Australia on 6 November 1918 on HT Marathon for medical reasons, which was a gun shot wound to the left thigh (Severe Flesh Wound). He was discharged from hospital on 28 March 1919.Post War
According to the 1919 Australia Electoral Roll (Victoria, 1919, Corio Werribee) Patrick was living in Werribee once he returned to Australia.
Patrick married Rubena Mary Brophy who was born in 1901 in Essendon, Victoria. They had one daughter Joan Maree Hussey on 20 July 1922.
Patrick died in 1974 at Werribee, Victoria aged 83 and his wife Rubena died in 1979 in Werribee at the age of 78.
Medals and Entitlements:
- 1914/15 Star Medal
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal