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Elton Sydney HEEPS

Elton Sydney HEEPS

Male 1892 - 1916  (24 years)

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  • Name Elton Sydney HEEPS 
    Born 1892  Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Award British War Medal, British Star, Victory Medal  [1
    Military Service 13 Jul 1915  [2
    enlisted 
    Occupation 13 Jul 1915  [2
    bus conductor 
    _UID FD9EE56E55DD4E5FBF881AD62204715CF758 
    Died 19 Jul 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried V.C. CORNER AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY MEMORIAL, FROMELLES Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I5795  My Big Tree
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2021 

    Father John HEEPS,   b. 21 Jun 1856, Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1931, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Susan FLOWER,   b. 1858, Polmont, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1902, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1884  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    Elton Sydney Heeps 1916

  • Notes 
    • Elton joined the Australian Imperial Forces at Brunswick, VIC. as Pve. 3166, on 13th Jul 1915 when he was 23 Years and 4 months old. He was unmarried at that time. Two months later, on 29 Sep 1915 he was embarked, at Melbourne, on the RMS Osterley bound for Egypt. On 7th Jan 1916 he was taken on the strength of the 8th Bn at Tel el Kebir. He joined the 60th Bn, 15th Brigade, 5th Division, and embarked on the "Kinfauns Castle", on 18th Jun 1916, to join the BEF at Marseilles. One month later he was "missing in action". A court of enquiry, held on 4th Aug 1917, declared he was killed in action.

      His father collected his medals, the British War Medal, British Star, and the Victory Medal

      Military record download from National Arcive of Australia, 41 images.

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Terry Stewart (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S220] Military Record (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S94] Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Reliability: 3).