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William Weston HEARNE

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address155 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinMrs Alice May Hearne, 155 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service16th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateKilled in Action 17 October 1917
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot X, row C, Grave No. 20), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Amelia HEARNE
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

The Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus Cavalier (Italy)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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