Poet, soldier, sailor is the best description for Jack Hammersley. 

Born in Australia, he is a proud father, freelance journalist, wordsmith and adventurer in life who enjoys writing about his experiences and helping others by passing them on.

At the age of three Jack packed his bags and left Sydney to live with his family in Ireland. On leaving high school he was accepted at the King's Inns to read Law at Trinity College Dublin but decided to head out into the world and take his chances with the winds of fortune.

He worked as Assistant Manager on a Scottish sporting estate, crewed on yachts in the Mediterranean; as a Trainer to thoroughbred racehorses, served in the British Army and over different periods of his career in both the real estate and international transport industries.

His travels took him to live in many countries including Spain (where he lived in Barcelona in married bliss for many years before the mirror cracked), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Dubai and Australia.

In 2012 he began to write short tales and poetry about his experiences in life going back to his youth in Ireland; perhaps the delayed result of kissing the Blarney Stone at one time.

He is a lover of life; passionate and ever curious about everyone, everything and every place on earth (and beyond).
  • Sydney, Australia
  • JoinedJanuary 4, 2015


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