Q185247 Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Robert Heron, CMG, DSO, VD

Date of birth1888-12-25 Australia: Queensland, Charters Towers 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1906-08-10  1/2 Squadron, 15th Australian Light Horse Regiment. 
Date commissioned  1912-02-15   
Other units  1912-07-01  27th (NQ) Light Horse. 
Date promoted  1913-12-01  Lieutenant. 
Date promoted  1915-09-13  Captain. 
Other units  1916-04-01  42nd Battalion. 
Other  1916-11-25 - 1918-11-11  Served Western Front. 
Other units  1917 - 1919  Commanding Officer 41st Battalion. 
Date promoted  1917-01-16  Appointed temporary major. 
Date promoted  1917-02-22  Appointed major. 
Date promoted  1917-07-06  Appointed lieutenant colonel. 
Date of honour or award  1917-12-25  Mention in Despatches. 
Other units  1918-10-01  14th (NQ) Light Horse. 
Date of honour or award  1918-12-27  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1919-05-28  Mention in Despatches. 
Other units  1919-07-01  27th (NQ) Light Horse. 
Date of honour or award  1919-07-11  Mention in Despatches. 
Date returned to Australia  1919-10-25   
Other  1920-02-03  Demobilised. 
Other units  1921-03-31 - 1922-10-31  Commanding officer 31st Battalion. 
Other  1922-11-01  Unattached List. 
Other  1927-11-01  Reserve of Officers. 
Other  1939-10-28  Course - Sydney Command and Staff School. 
Other units  1940-01-01 - 1942-03-16  Commanding officer 42nd Battalion. 
Other  1941-11-22  Course - Northern Command Motor Training School. 
Other units  1942-03-17  Commanding officer 1st Garrison Battalion. 
Other units  1942-05-25  Commanding officer 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion. 
Other units  1942-11-25  Command 5th Australian Infantry Training Brigade. 
Other units  1943-05-28 - 1946-10-15  Commanding officer 1st Australian Ship's Staff. 
Other  1946-10-18  Retired List.