Private Gerald Patrick Heavey

Service number 2160
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Bungendore
Death Date 17 April 1918
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Private Gerald Patrick Heavey (2160, 1st Battalion) was born in Bungendore, NSW, and was working as an orchardist at Katoomba when he enlisted in February 1917. He was attached to the 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery in March 1918. Gerald was wounded on 17 April 1918 when a shell landed directly on the battery’s headquarters on the front line near Strazelle, and he died later the same day. Gerald is buried Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Ebblinghem, France. His father recorded Gerald’s age as 17 years.

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Date of enlistment 16 February 1917
Date of death 17 April 1918
Date of fate 17 April 1918