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Regimental number2427
Place of birthRochester, Victoria
SchoolRochester State School, Rochester, Victoria
Other trainingEngineering
AddressRochester PO, Rochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Thomas Josiah Heffernan, Rochester PO, Rochester, Victoria
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row B, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret HEFFERNAN, Strathallan, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2426 Pte Albert Edward HEFFERNAN, 60th Bn, returned to Australia [no date entered on Nominal Roll]; 6946 Pte William HEFFERNAN, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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