war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation of
1265 - Albert Ernest Heron - Corps. Household Cavalry. Regt. selected Royal Horse Guards.
Born in the parish of Woolwich, Kent.
Age 19 years - 3 months.
Occupation - Engine Driver.
Enlisted Dover, December 8th 1906 at Dover Castle
Joined at Hyde Park Barracks London, 11th December 1906.

Suffered accidents while managing his horses, eg 24 August 1909, the horse suddenly threw up his head, the heavy nosebag striking Heron, who had to report to hospital, and eg 10 September 1910, while taking a saddle off his horse he was kicked, and eg 24 May 1910 necessitating hospital until 28 May 1910 when the saddle slipped while he and his horse were jumping
Home 8/2/06 to 15/8/14.
BEF 16/8/14 to 12/4/17.
Passed class of instruction - Machine Gunner 1st class. 1911.
Next of kin - Father J. Heron, 1 Eaton Road, Dover.
Wife - Edith - 4, Dour Cottages near Wood Street, Dover.
Brother (E) A. W. Heron, R. E. Chatham.
To whom married.
Edith Hawes, spinster, Christ Church, Mitcham, Surrey. 8/1/16.

Had a child born January 1909 for whom a maintenance order was payable to Ethel Maud Gilham, 162 Heathfield Avenue, Dover
Wounded 11/4/17.
Died 12/4/17.
1901 census the family were at 15/16 Trevanion Street, this was the Providence Inn. Not there in the 1914 street book.


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