HERON, Robert Charles
(Service number N/N)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 13 December 1891 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date 22 March 1918 Age 26 years
Address at Enlistment Corner Park Lane & Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Occupation Stock salesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 130 lbs. Chest measurement 32½-35 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair fair. Movement of all joints was not full & perfect. Never had a fit. No notification for consumption. Never under treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. Absence from work - fracture in region of right elbow joint - 17 years ago. Old malunited fracture region of right elbow joint with markedly impaired movement & wasting of arm.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 29 May 1945 Age 52 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
Memorial Reference Services Area, Block B, Ploy 94
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert Charles Heron was the son of James and Sarah Jane (Jane née Wilson) Heron, both of whom hailed from Ayrshire, Scotland. Robert Charles Heron attested voluntarily on 22 March 1918 at Timaru. He was subsequently ordered to parade at 5.45am on Friday, 22nd, at the Drill Shed, Timaru. He was enrolled and was to take up duty on home service. On 22 July 1918 there was an order for issueof military pay to R. C. Heron.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0053947) [19 January 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 December 2017]; Oamaru Mail, 26 October 1910, Timaru Herald, 28 December 1910, 19 July 1915, 18 December 1920, New Zealand Herald, 21 May 1917, Dominion, 27 May 1917, Star, 16 August 1917, Ashburton Guardian, 7 June 1918, Temuka Leader, 22 March 1928, Otago Daily Times, 2 May 1928, 27 June 1928, 19 July 1928, Evening Post, 21 June 1929, 16 August 1929, 8 November 1929, 7 March 1930, 2 July 1930, 1 July 1931, Press, 4 May 1940 (Papers Past) [24 December 2017]

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