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Regimental number799
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNewcastle GPO, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Heaford, 83 Manor Park, Lewisham, Kent, England
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations against enemy positions south of the SOMME east of HAMEL, on 8th August, 1918. Lance Corporal HEAFORD did valuable work throughout the operation. He led an attack on a nest of three machine guns which he captured with the crews; he and his men captured about 20 prisoners. His gallantry and coolness inspired his men throughout the advance, and he led them gallantry and with marked ability.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 June 1946
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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