Friday, September 30, 2016

William (Billy) Osborne Herne

Methodist FlagSerial Number and Rank: 2345, SGT 
Birth:  Lilyvale Termeil 10 September 1889 
Parents:  William Herne and Jean Bennie 
Enlisted:  7 October 1915. Occupation: Timber worker
Service: 7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement with his brother Charles Wesley Herne and 2nd Machine Gun Squadron. RTA 28 June 1919
Death:  9 March 1967 Termeil
Burial: Sandridge Cemetery M/A2/15 Mollymook. Never married
Honour Rolls:  RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Methodist
Milton Methodist Flag 
Milton School (as W Heard)
In 1922 moved to Lismore with parents however he did move back to Lilyvale Termeil at a later stage.
In 1939 Billy was living at Milton.
Brothers – Charles Wesley Herne, Arthur Herne also served in WW1

Sydney Morning Hearld 9 April 1917 (research has shown this article is referring to the Herne Family)

TERMEIL: This small town is mainly supported by the timber industry. It would be hard to find a better class of men than the sturdy wood- men for the strenuous work of war. So far 20 have thrown the axe aside and shouldered the rifle. One father with two sons at the front has already tried twice, and although so far unsuccessful on account of age, he has hopes of still getting away to do his bit for King and country.

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