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Roy Frederick HEARD

Regimental number4805
Place of birthNorth Ryde, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPapermaker
AddressWicks Road, North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs N M Pearse, Wicks Road, North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 19th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces,
Enlistment date5 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave NO. 12), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'

Note, Red Cross File No 1301012: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEARD Roy Frederick
Red Cross file 1301012

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