|Place of birth||Deloraine, Tasmania|
|Address||63 Franklin Street, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ruby Hefferman, 42 Gisdow Street, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 64), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
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|Parents: William and Maria HEFFERNAN; husband of Ruby HEFFERNAN, 42 Gleadon Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Native of Deloraine|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Sydney, 26 June 1915.
Taken on strength, 20th Bn, Gallipoli, 16 September 1915.
Wounded in action (gun shot wound, head), Gallipoli, 14 December 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship 'Dunluce Castle', 15 December 1915; buried at sea between Anzac and Mudros, 16 December 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Had one daughter, Madaline Pearl Heffernan|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HEFFERNAN George Vincent|