Hearn, Robert Cecil MC


War Service:
Captain ROBERT CECIL HEARN MC of 2/20th ( Blackheath and Woolwich) battalion London Regiment was killed in action at Wadi Nimrin in Palestine on 30 April 1918. He was commissioned in July 1915 and shortly after went to France where he stayed until the battalion was transferred to Salonika in the autumn of 1916. Soon after they moved to Palestine where he won the Military Cross (Gazetted on 15 February 1918).

He is buried and remembered in Jerusalem War Cemetery in Israel.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at the church of St James, Hatcham and also on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour.



He was born 30 October 1892, the youngest of three sons of the late C H Hearn and Mrs Hearn of Faraday House, St James, Hatcham. He was educated at St Olave’s Grammar School in Southwark (1900 - 1911)and went on to St John’s College, Cambridge. He was an accomplished violinist. He took his BA in June 1914 and was to attend Wells Theological College with a view to ordination but on the outbreak of war he joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps.

The Times 14 May 1918
de Ruvigny Roll of Honour

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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