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Richard HERON

Regimental number3839
Place of birthBroomehill Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBroomehill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Heron, 97 Worthing Street, Beverley Road, Hull, England
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 12 December1916. Taken on strength, 51st Bn, France, 2 April 1916; detached to 13th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 22 July 1916. Accidentally injured, abrasions to knee, 11 April 1917 (soldier not to blame); to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 April 1917; rejoined unit, 16 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 September 1917 (gun shot wound, side); transferred to England, 29 September 1917, and admitted to Temporary Hospital, Torquay. Granted furlough from 14 November 1917; to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.

Taken on strength, Australian Flying Corps Training Depot, Wendover, as 2nd Air Mechanic, 17 December 1917. Appointed 1st Air Mechanic and taken on strength, 8th Training Squadron, AFC, 1 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 6 May 1919; disembarked in Australia, 9 June 1919; discharged, 24 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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