HEANEY George Harris
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Commandant, Legion of Frontiersmen, Cape Town, South Africa
Chief Organising Officer and Deputy Leader, Queensland Command, Legion of Frontiersmen
Queens South Africa Medal
South Africa 1901, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Volunteer Officers Decoration (VD)
Mention in Despatches

Born 1845 England
Died 13 March 1912 Australia
Buried Ipswich Cemetery

It has been 109 years since the passing of the first Organising Officer, Queensland Command, Legion of Frontiersmen, Major George Harris Heaney, VD.  Major Heaney was born in 1845, and educated in Woolwich, Kent, England. At the age of 16 he was enlisted in the 10th, now the 3rd Kent Royal Arsenal Artillery where he served for five years. Moving to South Australia in 1866 he was involved in the formation of the 2nd York Peninsula Volunteer Rifle Company in 1891 and attained the rank of Major in 1896.  He enlisted in the 5th South Australian Imperial Bushman for the Boer War and was OC Horses for the voyage to South Africa.  During the war he served with the Prince of Wales Light Horse and the Orange River Scouts (South African units) and was Mentioned in Dispatches.  In 1908, he was appointed organising officer, and subsequently Commandant of the Cape Town Command of the Legion of Frontiersmen. After returning from the South Africa, he moved to Ipswich, Queensland where he was appointed Organising Officer for the Ipswich Command and then Chief Organising Officer and Deputy Leader for the Queensland Command, Legion of Frontiersmen.
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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