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Heron, C.C., L/Cpl., 1918
In Jerusalem War Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 72207 Lance Corporal C.C. Heron, serving with the Royal Engineers who died 20/06/1918.

Eddie Castling & Andrew O’Sullivan have submitted the following:
HERON, Charles Clement (aka Clement)
He was born 29/10/1887.
In 1902 he lived at 65 Crossgate Durham. His father, John, was a Plumber; his mother was Mary. There were 8 siblings (2 others died as children).
He was admitted to Durham Johnston School on 07/01/1902, aged 14.
He became a Post Office Clerk in 1904
On active service he was Lance Corporal with 15th Motor Air Line Section, Royal Engineers (Regtl. No 72207)(Signals related). He died on 20/06/1918, aged 31.
Medals: British Defence Medal, Victory Medal

The Durham Chronicle 19/12/1919 says that the family address was North Road, though CWGC gives Crossgate.
Soldiers Died in the Great War says that he enlisted in Biggleswade, Beds.

He is remembered in Durham on D47.025, D47.043, D47.054, D47.095 D47.125 and D47.131


The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Heron

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk