Robert Thomas HEARD

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HEARD, Robert Thomas

Service Number: 5105
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mandurang, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Mandurang State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 21 March 1918
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5105, 7th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5105, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
24 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
22 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, France
8 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5105, 57th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
21 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, SN 5105, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Robert and Mary HEARD

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

5105 Private (Pte) Robert Thomas Heard from Bendigo, Victoria was a 26 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 24 January 1916. He served on the Western Front with the 59th and the 57th Battalions and was killed in action on 21 March 1918 near Messines, Belgium. Pte Heard is buried in the La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Source: AWM

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Brother, Wallace Heard 1525, 23rd Btn, was killed in Action on 22nd March, 1918.