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Herbert Frederick HEARLE

Regimental number816
Place of birthPort Elliot, South Australia
SchoolBeaconsfield State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
Address63 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H F Hearle, 63 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded twice during Gallipoli campaign. Wounded in France - Killed by shell at Bullecourt. (details from father)
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: Herbert and Elizabeth HEARLE, 63 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 444 Pte Ernest Alfred HEARLE, 11th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; 7485 Pte Harry Joseph HEARLE, Australian Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 16 April 1920.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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