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Hector Irving  Sheeran

Name on Board HJ Sheeran
Name on Service
Hector Irving   Sheeran
Enlistment Age 18
Occupation Butcher
Place of Birth Newport, Vic
Next of Kin Edward Thomas and Annie Sheeran
Address 56 Nelson Road, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 30/08/1916
Service No. 7366
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 19/02/1917
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ballarat A70
Unit on Embarkation 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 1/09/1918
Unit on Death 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds received near Mont St Quentin
Place of Wounding/
9th Australian Field Ambulance, France (exhumed from original grave at Curlu Military Cemetery and reinterred)
Cemetery or Memorial Suzanne Military Cemetery No 3, Suzanne, Picardie, France
Additional Information Private Hector Sheeran sailed on the HMAT A70 Ballarat which was torpedoed by a submarine in the English Channel, 25 April 1917 and sank the next day.  All 1720 on board survived. Private Sheeran's brother, Edward Aubrey Sheeran (11) enlisted 11/8/1915 in the Army Field Post Office and returned to Australia 5/4/1919
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 12 October 1918, p2
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