HEANE, JAMES (1874-1954), soldier and orchardist, was born on 29 December 1874 in Sydney, son of James Heane, grazier and commission agent, and his wife Emily Sarah Parsons, née Tuting, both English-born. He was educated at Dubbo Superior Public School and Sydney Boys' High School, becoming a certificated auditor and then a farmer in the Dubbo district. After serving for five years in the Cadet Forces he was commissioned second lieutenant in the 3rd Australian Infantry Regiment (militia) in February 1899. In 1903 he transferred to the 2nd Light Horse Regiment (which later became the 9th) as a lieutenant and in 1910, on the introduction of compulsory military training, he was appointed area officer at Dubbo.
When war came in 1914 Heane joined the Australian Imperial Force on 3 September as a captain in the 4th Battalion. It was as a major commanding 'D' Company at the Gallipoli landing that ...Read more at the source website