|Place of birth||Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Address||58 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Arthur Cowan Heron, c/o C Heron, Keen Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Father: 1838 Pte Arthur HERON, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 May 1917; Brother: 6334 Driver Charles Cowan HERON, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916.
Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, 14 March 1916; taken on strength, 24th Howitzer Brigade, and posted to 112th Battery.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.
Appointed Acting Bombardier, 20 December 1916.
Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 25 January 1917.
Detached to 1st Anzac Headquarters, 14 April 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 24 April 1917.
Promoted Temporary Bombardier, Belgium, 1 October 1917; Bombardier, 1 January 1918; Corporal, 1 January 1918; Sergeant,1 March 1918.
Detached to Royal Artillery Cadet School, St Johns Wood, London, England, 16 March 1918.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 5 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT Berrima, 2 January 1919 (transport duty); disembarked Fremantle, 10 February 1919; discharged, Perth, 4 April 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal