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Gordon Harold HERON

Regimental number5106
Place of birthBuckland Tas
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEllendale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr H Heron, Ellendale, Tasmania
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 26), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Mary HERON. Native of Buckland, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsUncle: 20251 Gunner George HERON, 8th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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