Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Robert Heron

Service number Q185247
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 25 December 1888
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Charters Towers
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 27th Light Horse
  • 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Charters Towers
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Period 1910-1919
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-08-25
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-09-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-12-20
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    25 August 1917 on page 8803 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    20 December 1917 on page 3379 at position 35
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6202 at position 27
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2056 at position 140
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8832 at position 18
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1653 at position 39
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 6793 at position 8
    Commonwealth Gazette
    15 September 1919 on page 1370 at position 9
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    41st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15228 at position 31
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 879 at position 25
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    27th Light Horse
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13566 at position 25
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 843 at position 100

Timeline

Date of birth 25 December 1888
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 10 August 1906 1/2 Squadron, 15th Australian Light Horse Regiment.
Date commissioned 15 February 1912
Other units 01 July 1912 27th (NQ) Light Horse.
Date promoted 01 December 1913 Lieutenant.
Date promoted 13 September 1915 Captain.
Other units 01 April 1916 42nd Battalion.
Date of embarkation 05 June 1916
Other 1916-11-25 - 1918-11-11 Served Western Front.
Other units 1917 - 1919 Commanding Officer 41st Battalion.
Date promoted 16 January 1917 Appointed temporary major.
Date promoted 22 February 1917 Appointed major.
Date promoted 06 July 1917 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 25 December 1917 Mention in Despatches.
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 September 1918
Other units 01 October 1918 14th (NQ) Light Horse.
Date of honour or award 27 December 1918 Mention in Despatches.
Date of honour or award 28 May 1919 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 01 July 1919 27th (NQ) Light Horse.
Date of recommendation honour or award 02 July 1919
Date of honour or award 11 July 1919 Mention in Despatches.
Date returned to Australia 25 October 1919
Other 03 February 1920 Demobilised.
Other units 1921-03-31 - 1922-10-31 Commanding officer 31st Battalion.
Other 01 November 1922 Unattached List.
Other 01 November 1927 Reserve of Officers.
Other 28 October 1939 Course - Sydney Command and Staff School.
Other units 1940-01-01 - 1942-03-16 Commanding officer 42nd Battalion.
Other 22 November 1941 Course - Northern Command Motor Training School.
Other units 17 March 1942 Commanding officer 1st Garrison Battalion.
Other units 25 May 1942 Commanding officer 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
Other units 25 November 1942 Command 5th Australian Infantry Training Brigade.
Other units 1943-05-28 - 1946-10-15 Commanding officer 1st Australian Ship's Staff.
Other 18 October 1946 Retired List.