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Regimental number6829
Place of birthTrawalla, Victoria
SchoolSailors Gully State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Hehir, 430 Toorak Road, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVille-Sur-Ancre, France
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialQuerrieu British Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Margaret HEHIR, 32 Parade, Ascot Vale, Melbourne. Native of Trawalla, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched in to 6th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Attended course of instruction at the School of Farriery, Ramsey, 5 November 1917 to 21 February 1918, and qualified as Cold Shoer.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 April 1918; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, 19 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 20 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, fractured left knee joint), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 20 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEHIR John

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