Hegarty, Albert (2857)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 24 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 20 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2857            view online service record

Address:
69 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Minnie Hegarty (mother)
69 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 27 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements

Fate:
DOW: Thursday, 20 July 1916
Place: 14th Australian Field Ambulance, France


Brother: Henry Hegarty

Corporal, 58 Infantry, died of wounds, 20 July, 1916, aged 25, commemorated Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France.

Mother: Mrs Minnie HEGARTY (father William?, late), born South Melbourne, family at 8 Palk Street? A 26-year-old cable tramways gripman, he enlisted with his mother at 69 Bay Street, Port Melbourne. Hegarty died of gunshot wounds to both thighs at the 14th Field Ambulance. Brother, 1058, Henry HEGARTY enlisted from same address. No circular returned, but Death Notice from employees at South Melbourne Tramway Depot.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


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1916 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 19 August, p. 2. , viewed 04 Aug 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163627

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says

    HEGARTY – In loving memory of our dearly beloved son and brother, Corporal Albert Hegarty, killed in action in France, on the 20th July, 1916. R.I.P.
    One of the best a loving son,
    A brother so kind and true;
    So dearly loved, so sadly missed,
    By everyone he knew
    Inserted by his loving mother, sister, and brother, Gunner H. Hegarty, late of A.I.F., Port Melbourne

    HEGARTY – In loving memory of Corporal Albert Hegarty, who was killed in France on 20 July, 1916
    O, sacred heart of Jesus,
    Have mercy on his soul
    Inserted by his sorrowing uncle, aunt and cousins, of 3 Martin-street, St. Kilda

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