Allard Barnwell HEYWARD

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-100535
AGE36 yo
DATE OF BIRTH9 April 1980  Charleston, Charleston County, SOUTH CAROLINA
ETATSOUTH CAROLINA
FAMILY

Parents: Irvine Kieth & Nina Graham BARNWELL

Siblings: Irvine Kieth, Pauline Smith, & Nina Barnwell HEYWARD

RANKLieutenant Commander
FONCTIONCommanding Officer 
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT SC
DATE of ENLISTEMENT

6 January 1941 SOUTH CAROLINA

BOATUSS Tide AM-125
SQUADRONMinesweeper Squadron A
ARMYUnited States Naval Reserve
DATE OF DEATH7 June 1944Heyward allard b mur
STATUSMIA/KIA
PLACE OF DEATHUtah Beach, English Channel
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Tablets of the Missing
DECORATION

Purple Heart 

World War II Victory Medal 

Photo FDLM

victory medal

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STORY

LCDR Allard Barnwell Heyward was born April 9, 1908, in Charleston, South Carolina to Irvine Kieth Heyward and Nina Graham Barnwell.

Not much has been recorded about his early life, but presumably, after completing standard public education, Allard enrolled at The Citadel Military College in 1927.

Allard later graduated from The Citadel in 1931 and joined the United States Naval Reserve.

After a successful tour in the Pacific Theatre in 1941-1942 as a Junior Lieutenant, Allard was placed onto the USS Goldfinch AM-77 where he served as a Lieutenant and eventually became the Commanding Officer of the vessel.

In late 1943, Allard was transferred to the USS Tide AM-125 where he took the place as the vessel's Commanding Officer. The USS Tide participated in the Utah Beach landing on D-Day, in which the vessel struck a mine that blew with such force that the Tide was lifted out of the water killing many of those on board instantly or soon after, including LCDR Heyward.

LCDR Crane, the vessel's Executive Officer took command and evacuated the survivors before the USS Tide finally sank.


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOThe CitadelUSS GoldfinchFindAGrave1FindAGrave2USS TideFamilySearch, Garrett MAST - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud