Biography

Birth date: 29 December 1874
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death date: 20 August 1954
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Collaroy
Final rank: Brigadier General
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • Staff
  • 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 4th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Colonel

  • Unit: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Belgian Croix de Guerre

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Technology

Model 1890 Turkish Mauser Rifle : Major J Heane, 4 Battalion, AIF

Model 1890 Turkish Mauser bolt action rifle. The breech ring is stamped with the Sultans tughra (cypher) and on the left side a Turkish Arabic inscription indicating Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf and numerals 1309 (1891). The bolt, with a straight cocking arm, is polished whereas the other metal...

RELAWM12332

German Knuckle Duster : Lieutenant Colonel J Heane, 1 Battalion, AIF

German steel knuckle dusters with spaces for four fingers and thumb. There are raised points on the rings of the four fingers.

REL/00464

Photograph

E04003

An outdoors group portrait of the General Officer Commanding, Brigadier-General (Brig Gen) J Heane, CB, CMG, DSO, and unidentified officers of the Staff of 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade. Note the two officers on either side of the Brig Gen are wearing Military Cross ribbons, the officer (right)...

E04003

A03222

Studio portrait of Brigadier General J Heane CB CMG DSO.

A03222

E01675

Group portrait of the officers of the 2nd Brigade Staff at Locre. Left to right, back row: Captain (Capt) H. Lukey, Veterinary Officer, 1st Australian Mobile Veterinary Section; Lieutenant (Lt) A. E. Beech, Gas Officer, 7th Battalion; Lt V. R. Dickson, Intelligence Officer, 7th Battalion; Lt L. T....

E01675

A03637

First World War returned soldiers marching through the streets of Sydney during an Anzac Day march. The 1st Division is marching under their banner in the foreground with Brigadier General J Heane CB CMG DSO, centre left and carrying a light raincoat, in a prominent postiion at the front.

A03637

E02266

Informal portrait of General J Heane standing on the steps at his Headquarters.

E02266

100405

Sketches of senior Officers of the Australian Volunteer Defence Corps, drawn by C. F. Beauvais. Left to right: Back row: Brigadier General J. Heane CB CMG DSO VD; Colonel G. F. Murphy CMG DSO; Brigadier E. H. W. Meyers MC; Brigadier General A. J. Bessell-Brown CB CMG DSO VD; Major General J. D....

100405

Heraldry

Pea Whistle : Brigadier-General J Heane, 2 Infantry Brigade, AIF

Standard issue white metal pea-whistle attached to a non-standard fine plaited leather lanyard.

REL/00862

Other ranks' service dress jacket with shrapnel damage : Major J Heane, AIF

Australian Army Other Ranks' pattern khaki woollen service dress jacket worn by an officer. The unlined jacket is made of khaki woollen twill fabric with a five button closure. It has a stand and fall collar with a hook-and-eye fastening at the throat. There is a pleated patch pocket on each...

RELAWM01103

Private Record

Horton, Douglas David (Lance Corporal)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 3077 Lance Corporal Douglas David Horton, 1 Battalion AIF, France. Collection consists of a handwritten essay which Lance Corporal Horton submitted, under the pseudonym 'Cadmus', to essay competitions at Corps and Divisional level. The essay... Maker: Horton, Douglas David

1DRL/0359

Digitised Collection

Transcript of diary of Ben William Champion, 1915-1918

Transcript of diary relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Ben William Champion, 1st Infantry Battalion. In this diary, kept between 11 May 1915 and August 1918, Champion describes life on board his troop ship, the conduct of a burial at sea, the daily military routine in camp in...

RCDIG0000977

Art

Brigadier-General James Heane

Brigadier General James Heane, CB, CMG, DSO, MID (x6), General Heane commanded the 2nd Brigade Australian Imperial Force during all its campaigns on the Western Front, from 1916 to the end of the war. He served at Gallipoli with the 4th Battalion and commanded the 1st Battalion during its first...

ART03345

Timeline

Date of birth 1874-12-29 Sydney, NSW
Date of birth 1874-12-29
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date promoted 1916-02-01 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-07-31
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-07
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-26
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-28
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-01-06
Date returned to Australia 1919-09-06
Date of death 1954-08-20 Collaroy, NSW
Date of death 1954-08-20