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10404   Lance Corporal Charles Heron
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/07/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Charles Heron was the son of Samuel and Mary Heron, of Gorestown, Moy, County Tyrone. He was born about 1895 in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows Charles as 6 years old, living with the family at Gorestown, Moy. His father Samuel was a farmer. The 1911 census shows Charles, now 16, working on his fatherís farm in Gorestown. Charles Heron enlisted in Omagh. Lance Corporal Charles Heron was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds at Gallipoli on 2nd July 1915, age 20.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Grave F-56
CWGC Casualty 599939
Follow the road to Helles opposite the Kabatepe Museum. At 14.2kms take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 21.6 kms. you will find the cemetery on your right.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Heron family Lists Charles as age 6 living with the family at house 9 in Gorestown, Moy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Heron family Lists Charles as age 16 living with the family at house 11 in Gorestown, Moy, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Charles Heron's headstone can be purchased here.
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