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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
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.
Family: Samuel Heron, Mary Heron, Thomas Heron (born about 1890), Elizabeth Heron (born about 1891), Peter Heron (born about 1893), Charles Heron (born about 1895), John Heron (born about 1901), Michael Heron (born about 1904), Patrick Heron (born about 1904), Mary Anne Heron (born about 1906).
The 1911 census shows Charles, now 16, working on his father's farm in Gorestown.
Charles was a postman in Moy for a time.
Charles Heron enlisted in Omagh having being called up on the reserve at the outbreak of hostilities,
Charles had been wounded in the second day's fighting during the retreat from Mons.
Medal card
He had been invalided home, and had gone out to the Dardanelles in March 1915.
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.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 22nd July 1915: Moy man killed
Intimation was received by his relatives at Gorestown, Moy, on Tuesday that Private Charles Heron, 2nd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in the Dardanelles. Private Heron was a postman in Moy and, being called up on the reserve at the outbreak of hostilities, had been wounded in the second day's fighting during the retreat from Mons. He had been invalided home, and had gone out to the Dardanelles four months ago.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 24h July 1915: Private Charles Heron
Mr Samuel Heron, Gorestown, Moy, received intimation from the War Office on Monday that his son, Private Charles Heron, 2nd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Private Heron who had been an auxiliary postman at Moy when he was called to the colours as a reservist, had been wounded during the second dayís fighting in the retreat from Mons and had been invalided home. Four months ago he was sent out to the Dardanelles to the 1st Battalion. His brother, Mr Thomas Heron, Dungannon, is an esteemed breadserver of Messrs Ingles & Company Ltd.
The CWGC record Lance Corporal Charles Heron as the son of Samuel and Mary Heron of Gorestown, Moy, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Gorestown Moy Census listing in Gorestown, Moy 54.443444 -6.703391
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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