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Alfred Vaughan HEADING

Regimental number6129
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolState Schools of Nethuby and Lochiel, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMurgon, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Rhoda Heading, Murgon, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Dimboola, Victoria
Enlistment date12 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1918
Place of death or woundingNear Dernancourt, France
Date of death15 April 1918
Age at death20.5
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
104
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William and Rhoda Sarah HEADING of Murgon, Queensland. Native of Nhill, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Regimental Sergeant Major James Alfred HEADING, Military Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Regimental No. 4505, 45th Battalion, returned to Australia 1 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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