Wallace HEARD

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HEARD, Wallace

Service Number: 1525
Enlisted: 29 March 1915, Enlisted at Bendigo
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Spring Gully, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Woodcutter
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 22 March 1918
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bendigo
8 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
8 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
26 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
14 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Bomb wound to the eye
31 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, France
27 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Belgium
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle
22 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 23rd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

Wallace Heard

Private Wallace Heard was age 23 when he enlisted. Wallace stood at 5 feet 8 inches and weighed 10 stone (63.5kg), he had dark hair, dark complexion and blue eyes. Wallace lived at Spring Gully Bendigo, Victoria with his wife and 2 children. Wallace was already a young father before enlisting, he was a father to Robert and Wallace (was a common family name) Heard and husband to Myrtle Heard. Before he went to war he was employed by one of his family members to be a woodcutter, and due to being a woodcutter he is thought to have a fit build and reasonably strong. He was thought to be the first of his siblings to enlist in the war, his older brother Robert enlisted not long after. He enlisted in the army on the 29th of March 1915. Wallace embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of  Myrtle Mary Heard of Spring Gully via Bendigo, Victoria. Brother of Elsie Heard of Northcote, Victoria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal,, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother Robert Thomas Heard 5105, 57th Btn, killed in action 21 March 1918.