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Alexander HEAGNEY

Regimental number7869
Place of birthGeelong Vic
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBricklayer
AddressGeelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, W Heagney, c/o Mrs Walsh, 57 French Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on 9th and 10th August, 1918 at ROSIERES Lance Corporal HEAGNEY was in charge of a stretcher bearer squad during the advance of the Second and Third Brigades and showed great courage and initiative under heavy hostile machine gun fire. In spite of the great danger and difficulties incurred during the advance he was always able to keep in touch with the Regimental Medical Officer and by his pluck and initiative greatly facilitated the evacuation of the wounded, at the same time setting a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 July 1955
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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