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Cecil Raymond HEATON

Regimental number493
Place of birthNottingham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
Address35 Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, Cecil Raymond Heaton, Langham Hotel, Nottingham, England
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No.

FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 14), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
56
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great bravery on the 25th April, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), when he rescued and brought into shelter, under a heavy shell and rifle fire, a wounded man.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8850
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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