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William HEATH

Regimental number950
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
AddressKeysbrook, SMR
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marion Heath, 80 Day Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date8 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Fromelles, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, shoulder), admitted to 15th Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 7, 20 July 1916, and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux; transferred to England, 22 July 1916; admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, London, 28 July 1916 (gun shot wound: severe; fractured left humerus); three operations for sequestrectomy and to plate fracture; sepsis intervened; plate subsequently removed 'about 23 January 1917'; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 April 1917; discharged of furlough, 26 April 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; discharged, Perth, 8 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 February 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEATH William

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