John Irvine HEDDLE

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HEDDLE, John Irvine

Service Number: 1641
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Firth, Orkney, Scotland., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Service, France, 29 September 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Laidley Memorial Park Gates, Laidley War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1641, 42nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1641, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 27 and the son of the late Thomas Heddle and of Catherine Irvine Heddle, of Horraldshay, Finstown, Orkney, Scotland.

Finstown in the parish of Firth on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland is the fourth-largest settlement on the island.

1901 Census: North Horraldshay.

Memorial: Horraldshay and on the Firth & Finstown War Memorial at the side of the A965 in the middle of the village of Finstown.