Sgt Michael Francis Heffernan RMF

1891 Jul/Sep. Born Cork, Ireland

1901 Irish Census   North West Ward, Cork, Ireland   Aged 9 Son

1911 Irish Census Watercourse Road Cork

1914 Aug 31. Enlisted as 6/196 Private Michael Heffernan, 6th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Munster Fusiliers (from regimental number) aged 23

Appointed Lance Corporal

1914 Aug .Battalion formed at Tralee as part of K1 and came under orders of 30th Brigade in 10th (Irish) Division. Battalion moved to the Curragh.

1915 May battalion moved to Basingstoke.

1915 Jul 9 . Battalion embarked at Liverpool and sailed to Gallipoli via Mudros.

1915 Aug 7. battalion landed Suvla Bay.

1915 Oct 2. battalion moved via Mudros to Salonika.

1916 Nov . battalion 6 absorbed the 7th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Munster Fusiliers

1917 Sep, battalion moved to Egypt for service in Palestine.

1918 Apr 30. battalion left the Division and sailed from Port Said, arriving Marseilles 1 June

1918 Jun. Transferred as 20845 Corporal Michael Heffernan to 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment in Salonika (from regimental number)

1919 Jul 10 10 July 1919 Discharged on re enlistment as 20845 Corporal Michael Heffernan 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment Transferred as 35472 Corporal Michael Heffernan to The Royal Munster Fusiliers

Promoted Sergeant

1920 Aug. Army Order 338 he was renumbered as 7212416 Sergeant Michael Francis Heffernan, Depot, The Royal Munster Fusiliers at Tralee

1921 Jan 21. missing at Tralee. Collins List gives Sgt Heffernan of RMF missing from RMF depot in Tralee

1923 Nov 24. Medals returned

1926 Marriage to Mary E Brown Aged 35 at Birkenhead, Cheshire

1930 Feb . Discharged services no longer required at Warwick KR (xviii) At his own request after 18 years' service (with a view to pension under the Pay Warrant)

1930 Feb. medals re-issued. Desertion issue must have been resolved legally after he signed forms of confession for desertion for medals to be re-issued

1968 Mar 22. Death Aged 76 at Birkenhead, Cheshire

Missing in Ireland