The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Robertson Heffernan

Ancestor Details

Name of ancestor: Robertson McGregor Heffernan

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 1940

Cause of Death: Not known.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Not known.

Service Number: 623

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide?

Unit: 6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War Service

Murray Page: 375

Contingent: Sixth South Australian

Ship: Warrigal, Date of Sailing: 06/04/1901

Memorial details: Not known.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Not known.

Reasons to go and fight: Not known.

Details of service in war: May 1901 - March 1902 in Free State including defence of Graspan (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 27 April 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. Short service in WW1 (no official record).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Reg Hefferan, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great, great nephew


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