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Regimental number275
Place of birthPetersburg (now Peterborough), South Australia
SchoolSchool of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingState School, at which he won a four year scholarship.
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Heithersay, 90 George Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mounted Division
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateDied of wounds 12 January 1917
Place of death or woundingRafa
Age at death23.8
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Rpw F. Grave No. 378), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Selina HEITHERSAY. Native of South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 15934 Sapper William Stocks Heithersay, 2nd Divisional Signal Company, died of wounds, 1 September 1918.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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