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Horace Cyril Casley HEARD (1894-1915)

Name: Horace Cyril Casley HEARD1
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas HEARD (1870-1938)
Mother: Bessie CASLEY (1865-1913)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1894 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 9 Sep 1894 (age 0) Crediton , Devon, England
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 6) Langport, Somerset, England2
Bow Street, Langport
Military Regiment 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders (Rosshire Buffs)
Military Service No. 23978
Military Service No. S/10394
Military Rank Private
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 16) Bristol, Gloucestershire, England3
20 Leopold Road, St Andrews Park
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 16-17) Clerk; Bristol, Gloucestershire, England3
Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Biplane Works
Will 1915 (age 20-21) Yeovil, Somerset, England
17 Brunswick Street
Administration was granted on 3 December 1915 to his father Thomas Heard, insurance inspector.

His effects were valued at £129 16s.
Theatre of War frm 12 Aug 1915 (age 20-21) France
Possessions Effects from Military £8 3s 8d
22.1.16 - personal monies, to father, £4 13s 8d
1919 War gratuity to father £3 10s.
Military Regiment FORMERLY,9405, Rank: Private, Corps: Dragoons, AND 23978, RES. CAV. REGT
Death 6 Oct 1915 (age 21) Boulogne, France
Cause: Wounds
Address: No 13 General Hospital
The Western Gazette 8 October 1915: Notification has been received by his father residing at 17 Brunswick Street, that Private H.C. Heard, is in one of the base hospitals in France, suffering from severe wounds to the left leg and right thigh sustained in action on September 25th. Private Heard was at one time employed in the office of Messrs. Tompsetts of West Hendford, from whence he moved to another situation at Southampton. He enlisted in the Scots Greys soon after the commencement of the war, but was later transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders, and was drafted to the Front with his Regiment about six weeks ago. The latest news received from the hospital intimates that the wounded “kiltie’s” condition is serious. It has been found necessary to amputate one of his legs, and it was feared that the other one would have to be taken off.
Burial 1915 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave VIII C. 45
Campaign Medal 1919 (age 24-25) Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1915 Star


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"Census 1901 Langport, Somerset, England RG13/2288 Folio 5 Page 1 ED1 (Thomas Heard)". RG13/2288 Folio 5 Page 1 ED1. Cit. Date: 31 March 1901. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3"Census 1911 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England RG14/15067; SN 391 ED 09 (Horace C. Casley Heard)" (RG14/15067; SN 391 ED 09).