Albert Jack HEARD

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HEARD, Albert Jack

Service Numbers: 1685, 1685A
Enlisted: 11 May 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne. At some time he transferred to the 21st Battalion and issued with the service number 1685A, date is unknown
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Casterton, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Casterton State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 17 September 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 33 Headstone inscription reads: He sacrificed his life for the safety of others
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1685, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne. At some time he transferred to the 21st Battalion and issued with the service number 1685A, date is unknown
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1685, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1685, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
17 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1685A, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of John Samuel and Hannah Martha Heard of 62 Orrong Road, Elsternwick, Victoria. Brother of Harold Roydon Heard

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

While living at Casterton he served an apprenticeship for over 5 years with E.F. Hughes of Casterton, Victoria

He had previously been classed as medically unfit due to having deformed toes