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Keith HERITAGE

ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTraffic manager, Union Ss Co
AddressVictoria Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinG Heritage, Chief Inspector, Education Dept, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1916
Place of burialPoaieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row L, Grave No. 37), Ovillers-La-Boisselle
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
88
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Eleanora HERITAGE, Education Office, Hobart, Tasmania
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy's trenches. About twenty of the enemy were killed and four prisoners taken. He carried back a wounded man single-handed, and throughout the raid set a fine example of cool courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

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