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Alexander Joseph HEARN

Regimental number1451
Place of birthNewcastle on Tyne, England
SchoolSt Domonics (Catholic), Newcastle on Tyne, England
Age on arrival in Australia15.5
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTailor's machinist
AddressPerry Street, Campsie, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hearn, Perry Street, Campsie, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Was considered to be the youngest soldier to leave with the N.S.W. contingents 1914 - 1917". Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 4 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death4 August 1915
Age at death16.8
Place of burialByker and Heaton Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row U, Grave No 173), Northumberland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Morris and Margaret HEARN, Canterbury Road, Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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