|Place of birth||Killnean, Ireland|
|Address||Penola, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, J Heffernan, Cushentown, Killucan, Co West Meath, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Died of wounds
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked for active service abroad, Adelaide, 27 October 1915. Moved out from 31st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 3 March 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HMT Ivernia and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Wounded in action, and dmitted to 1st General Field Ambulance, 3 September 1916, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, back and chest); to 3rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 4 September 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS Newhaven and proceeded to England for further treatment, 6 September 1916; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 7 September 1916.
Proceeded to France through Folkestone on SS Invetia, 6 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 9 February 1917; moved into the field, 11 February 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 13 February 1917;.
Promoted to Corporal, 16 April 1917.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 June 1917, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (bruised back and left knee); to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1917; discharged to duty; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 June 1917; moved into the field, 25 June 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 26 June 1917.
Detached to 1st Anzac School of Instruction, 5 October 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 27 November 1917.
Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 8 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 February 1918.
Found guilty in the field, 12 March 1916, of being absent without leave, 7.30 am, 23 February, to 7.30 am, 25 February 1918: severely reprimanded; forfeited total of 3 days pay.
Admitted to Home Counties Field Ambulance, 24 April 1918, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, left leg); to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 April 1918. Embarked Rouen on HS St. David and proceeded to England for further treatment, 28 April 1918; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 29 April 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 May 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 May 1918.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital for dressing, Hurdcott, 21 July 1918.
Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 September 1918.
Admitted to hospital, 6 September 1918 (not yet determined); discharged to duty, 4 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT Sardinia, 19 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Adelaide, 6 July 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||West Terrace Cemetery|