Service Number: 3002
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosevale, Queensland, 1893
Home Town: Rosevale, Scenic Rim, Queensland
Schooling: Rosevale State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Harrisville Memorial Gates, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3002, 25th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3002, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3002, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3002, 47th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Hugh AHEARN
Of Rosevale via Rosewood, Qld.

The news of the death of Pte. H. Ahearn came as a shock to the people of this district. The deceased was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ahearn, very old and highly respected residents of the district, and was 24 years of age. The news of his death was received on the 11th in stant, the message just stating that he had been killed in France on August 7th. Prior to enlisting, he was working in the workshops at lpswich, and enlisted in Ipswich in July,  1915. He remained in camp at Enoggera until December, and left Brisbane on the 30th of that month with the 25th Battalion, but was transferred to the 47th Battalion on arrival in Egypt. He left Egypt about the end of May, and arrived in France about the 8th of June. Widespread sympathy has been extended to the bereaved family, whose son and brother fell nobly fighting in defence of his country.