The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Robertson Heffernan|
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).
Name of Descendant: Reg Hefferan, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great, great nephew