Portrait, Framed Rifleman Lender Heydon; Unknown photographer; 1916; WY.1995.24


Portrait, Framed Rifleman Lender Heydon

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This is a photograph of Rifleman Lender Heydon 29922. The second son of William Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Heydon, Lender was born at Riverton in 1882. He grew up at Thornbury and worked on farms there after leaving school. He later worked on farms at Windsor 14-years. Just prior to the outbreak of World War One, Lender shifted to Wyndham to work for Mssrs Cook Bros at Dunalister as a labourer. At this time, he had two sisters, Nurse Naomi Leitch, Annie Florence Leitch, and a brother, Archie Taylor Heydon, living in Wyndham.

Lender enlisted for service in 1916 and served with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade 4th Battalion H Company in the 29th Platoon of the 18th reinforcements. He was killed in action on June 5, 1917 aged 36 at the Battle of Messiness, Flanders, Belgium. He is buried in the La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines - Warneton, Hainaut Belgium IV.E.16


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Handwritten on reverse at top in black marker pen: 'WY 95 24'


h 650 mm x w 525 mm x d 60 mm

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Military - World War One

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