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Arthur Harold HECKER

Regimental number1044
Date of birthApprox 1900
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressHoneysuckle Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.9
Height5' 6"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, L P Hecker, Havelock Street, Dunolly, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed under the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 August 1918
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Belgium, 29 October 1917 (bullet wound, left vfoot), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 31 October 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 13 November 1917; rejoinewd unit, in the field, 21 November 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 2 August 1918 (multiple shell wounds).

Died of wounds, 89th Field Ambulance, 2 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue age at enlistment: 15. Father's surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as HECTOR.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HECKER Arthur Harold

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