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Ernest Samuel HEARD

Regimental number3129
Place of birthCamden New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
Address13 Kingston Road, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Heard, Cauley Vale, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations on the 5th October, 1917 in the vicinity of ZONNEBEKE. Cpl. HEARD conducted parties of men through heavy fire to the advanced works with engineering stores, successfully keeping his Company supplied throughout the night. This N.C.O. also did good work during the previous advance on the 20th September. His conduct whilst under fire has been an example to all. East of YPRES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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