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Reginald James HEANEY

Regimental number3317
Place of birth24 Ethel Street, Forestville, Adelaide
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressYorktown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, George Edward Heaney, Yorktown, South Australia
Previous military service70th Infantry
Enlistment date14 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Edward and Susan Kerwick HEANEY
Other details

War Service: Western Front Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

One of the youngest soldiers in the AIF. His father joined the 10th Bn, and Reginald joined as a bugler. He later served with the 43rd and 50th Bns. Gassed, then taken POW.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cause of death: tuberculosis

Date of death11 August 1929
Age at death30
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Light Oval, Path 14 East, Grave No. 15622), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Sources'The Bulletin', 28 August 1929, p. 13

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