7/10/1914- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill WA & allotted to 4th Division Artillery Corps as Gunner
26/11/1914- To  Overseas Base Egypt ex Australia
19/05/1915-Admitted Hospital Gallipoli ( NYD )
14/07/1915-Evacuated/Admitted Hospital Malta ( Diarrhoea/Nervous Breakdown )
13/09/1915-Disembarked Mudros ex Discharge Hospital Malta
10/10/1915-Rejoined Unit in the field Gallipoli ex Mudros
30/10/1915-Promoted Temporary Bombardier in the field Gallipoli
26/12/1915-Disembarked Alexandria ex Gallipoli
22/01/1916-Appointed Acting Bombardier Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
29/03/1916-Disembarked Marseilles ex Alexandria
15/05/1916-Transferred V1A Trench Mortar Battery in the field France
23/07/1916-DIED OF WOUNDS Received in Action Pozieres, France ( Gunshot Wound Abdomen ) ex 1/2 South Midland Field Ambulance.

 

Service Medals Awarded

1914/15 Star – No. 6806

British War Medal – No. 934

Victory Medal – No. 890

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 320308

 

Memorial Inscriptions

Australian War Memorial Canberra – Panel No. 20

Brunswick Junction War Memorial, Western Australia.

 

26/07/1916– Letter from Lieut. CREW, J. E. ,  O. C. Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, 1st Division , addressed to Soldier’s Father- ” With keen regret I beg to inform you  of the death of your splendid son, Bombardier Claude HEPPINGSTONE. He died a Soldier’s Death of wounds received in action before Pozieres  on Saturday last, 22nd instant.
He was a fine fellow, beloved of all his comrades and Officers. May I offer you and your family the deepest sympathy of us all in your great loss- a loss shared by the whole Battery, by which he was so well liked.
Doubtless you will have been advised  already of his death but I feel that you will not mind  an expression of sympathy like this from us , his comrades, however tardy. Your late son’s belongings  are in the possession of his brother George who I am glad to say is safe  and well.  Should you desire to make any further enquiries , I shall be glad to reply, but George knows everything “.