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Private Walter Heckley

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Walter Heckley

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/02/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 02/01/1950

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: 397

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Wilston Brisbane

Unit: 7th Battalion Aust Commonwealth Horse QLD

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 19/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 24/8/1914

Murray Page: 539

Contingent: 3rd Australian

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not priovided

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1902 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Height - 175 cm, Eye Color - Blue, Hair Color - Light Brown

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not priovided

Details of service in war: Arrived after war ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Reg. No 149 Rank - Private Enlisted WW1 24/8/1914 RTA Date 8/6/1915 Dis 15/1/1917 Re-enlisted WW1 19/11/1917 Dis 30/6/1921

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Paul Heckley, Ringwood VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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