Service Number: 3858
Roll Title: 5 infantry Battalion- 1 to 12 Reinforcements
Date of Embarkation: 23rd November 1915
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Ceramic A40
Age: 22 years
Born: 4th March 1893, Ballarat, Victoria.
Father: Thomas Ludgate Heggart, Talbot, Victoria.
Mother: Ellen Cecelia (Bourke)
Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Residence: Officer, Victoria.
Joined AIF: 10th July 1915
Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes-Brown, Hair-Dark Brown
Edward was wounded on several occasions; in 1916 he received gunshot wounds to the arm and left leg and in 1918, gunshot wounds to the right leg and left forearm.
He returned to Australia on the 12th December 1918 and was discharged on the 1st March 1919.
On the 26th April 1920, Edward received the Star Medal 1914-1915 and, later, the British War Medal on the 5th August 1921 and the Victory Medal on the 26th July 1923.
In 1920 Edward married Ethel Mary Collins at Clyde, Victoria. They had two children Leslie Frank and Alan Thomas.
Edward later enlisted in World War II (his service number was V367964).
After the war, Edward continued to farm at Yarragon before retiring to live in Warragul.
Edward died on the 11th February 1970 at 21 George Street, Warragul. He was buried on the 13th February 1970 at the Warragul Cemetery.