Cyril Patrick Heininger

First Name: 
Cyril
Middle Name: 
Patrick
Last Name: 
Heininger
Mother's Name: 
Horatia Heininger nee Hoskins
Father's Name: 
John Heininger
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, November 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
53rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, January 24, 1923
Place of Death: 
Waterfall, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Details: 

Cyril Patrick Heininger (Service No 3390), was born in Dapto, N.S.W., in 1898.

At enlistment, he was a single, 18 years old, worked as a grocer, lived in Woonona, N.S.W., and had served 1 year with the Senior Cadets. Cyril first enlisted in Lithgow, N.S.W., in November 1915, but was discharged underage, on 3rd December 1915.

He enlisted in November 1916, and embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises, with 53rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement, on 24th January 1917. Cyril arrived in England on 23rd March 1917, and served in England until he was old enough for active service. He joined 53rd Battalion, in France, on 23rd December 1917. Cyril saw service on the Western Front until 1st September 1918, when he was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of a gun shot wound to his upper right arm. Cyril was repatriated to Australia, in January 1919, and discharged medically unfit, on 25th April 1919.

In 1920, Cyril married Annie Breckell, in Wollongong, N.S.W. He was working on roadworks, at Waterfall, N.S.W., when he was killed by a load of road gravel that fell from a truck and crushed him.

Cyril was survived by his wife, Annie, and their 2 small children.

Cyril is buried in Corrimal Cemetery.

His brother, Edward Heininger (Service No 4207), also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HEININGER C P DEPOT/3390

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