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Robert Thomas HEARD

Regimental number5105
Place of birthMandurang, Victoria
SchoolMandurang State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address78 Ophir Street, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr R Heard, 34 Carpenter Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialLaPlus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary HEARD, 34 Carpenter Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother, Wallace Heard was killed in Action on 22nd March, 1918.

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