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09/05/2021 Private Charles Heron arrived in in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 23rd August 1914.
09/05/2021 Family: Samuel Heron, Mary Heron. Thomas Heron (born 18th October 1889), Elizabeth Heron (born 18th March 1891), Peter Heron (born 11th January 1893), Charles Heron (born 29th October 1894), John Heron (born 23rd June 1900), Michael Heron (born 26th January 1903, twin), Patrick Heron (born 26th January 1903, twin), Mary Anne Heron (born 17th July 1905).
09/05/2021 Charles was born on 29th October 1894 in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone. He was one of eight children, all born in the Benburb area.
09/05/2021 Charles Heron was the son of Samuel and Mary Heron. Samuel Heron and Mary Rafferty were married on 18th September 1888 in the district of Dungannon.
09/05/2021 Lance Corporal Charles Heron is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
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26/11/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 24h July 1915: Private Charles Heron
26/11/2018 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 day’s 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.
26/11/2018
16/06/2016 The CWGC record Lance Corporal Charles Heron as the son of Samuel and Mary Heron of Gorestown, Moy, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census shows Charles, now 16, working on his father's farm in Gorestown.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Charles was a postman in Moy for a time.
30/12/2015 Charles Heron enlisted in Omagh having being called up on the reserve at the outbreak of hostilities,
30/12/2015 Charles had been wounded in the second day's fighting during the retreat from Mons.
30/12/2015 He had been invalided home, and had gone out to the Dardanelles in March 1915.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 22nd July 1915: Moy man killed
30/12/2015 The 1901 census shows Charles as 6 years old, living with the family at Gorestown, Moy. His father Samuel was a farmer.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015
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