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Arthur HEARD

Regimental number528
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Road, St. Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address3 Jervois Street, St. Kilda, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Nellie Heard, 3 Jervois Street, St. Kilda, East Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"The night he was killed he Volunteered to take the rations up to the line and was struck by a shell on the way up. He was recommended for WCM but it was never gazetted". Details from Wife.
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBirr Cross roads Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 3), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth HEARD; husband of Nellie HEARD, 716 Eastern Road, Auburn, victoria, Australia. Native of Collingwood, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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