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Regimental number1835
Place of birthBrunswick Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrunswick Junction, Bunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Robt J Heppingstone, Brunswick Junction, Bunbury, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollTMB
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Proyart on 23rd August 1918. When his battery took up a forward position at zero hour under a heavy barrage, he and another officer and several men were wounded. Notwithstanding his wound, he carried on his work, passing from gun pit to gun pit under continual shelling, encouraging his men to keep up the rate of fire, and setting a fine example of confidence and endurance until his strength failed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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