P. Heaney, Werribee
No one under the name of "Heaney, P." is recorded as serving with the A.I.F. in the Great War.
1. The name Heaney P., from Werribee, first appeared in the Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3 which was after the war had ended.
2. The name Heaney P., is listed on the Shire’s Oak Board.
Policy for entering names on the Werribee Shire Honor Board of The Great War.
Not all of the people named on the Werribee Council Honor Board and the Werribee Shire Banner Roll of Honor actually served in the Australian Military Services during the Great War. Some of the men who volunteered for service, who for various reasons were not accepted, also have their names entered there.
The Werribee Shire Secretary advertised that "PARENTS and relatives of Soldiers who have enlisted from the Shire of Werribee are EARNESTLY REQUESTED to forward particulars to the Shire Secretary so that the names may be INSCRIBED on the Shire Honor Board".
(See Werribee Shire Banner, 31 October 1918, p.2.)
[This seems to have been re-interpreted as "parents and relatives of soldiers who live in the Shire of Werribee, and have relatives that enlisted in the Great War, are requested to forward particulars to the Shire Secretary, so that their names may be inscribed on the Shire Honor Board".]
I believe that the above was the case with Mr P. Heaney. He tried to enlist, but was not accepted.
- Rev. Father Michael Heaney was the priest at St Andrews Werribee from 1915 to 1921. He may have been the person who submitted this name for inclusion on the Roll of Honor. Rev Heaney is the only "Heaney" buried in the Werribee Cemetery.
- Another possible relative was a Mr Leo Francis Heaney. He married Gertrude Alice Grigg at Moonee Ponds in 1915. Their marriage was reported in Werribee Shire Banner, 18 March 1915, p.3.
- In the 1915 Electoral Roll – Leo Francis Heaney & Gertrude Alice Heaney lived at Park St, Moonee Ponds. Leo then died in 1919.
- The 1919 Electoral Roll records - Gertrude Alice Heaney [widow], Metro Farm, Home Duties
- The name "Heaney P" first appeared in the Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p. 3 which was after the war had ended.
- There was no "P. Heaney" recorded on the WW1 Nominal Roll.
- There was no "P. Heaney" recorded on the WW1 Embarkation Rolls.
- There is no Service record for "P. Heaney" on the National Archives of Australia web site.
WW1 Nominal Roll - https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/nominal_rolls/first_world_war/page/R1558045/?preferred_name=Heaney&sort=asc&order=id&op=Search
National Archives of Australia - http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=5395585
Trove - http://trove.nla.gov.au/