Lieutenant Colonel Francis Joseph Christopher Heffernan

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Date published: 31/08/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 16/07/1917
Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Plot: XIII. J. 12.
Information: Lieutenant Colonel Francis Joseph Christopher Heffernan, R.A.M.C., died from heat stroke, on July 16, 1917, on active service, in Mesopotamia. He entered the service in 1898, was promoted captain in 1901, major in 1910 and lieutenant colonel in 1914. He previously served in Mauritius, Central Africa, and India, and received a medal for active service on the Gambia, West Africa. He was severely wounded in November, 1916, on board a transport, by a Mohammedan Sepoy, who ran amok. At the time of his fatal illness he was in command of No. 2 British General Hospital at Kut-el- Amara. He was the eldest son of Mr. Mortimer Heffernan, Lowes green.