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Henry NORTHEY

Regimental number1083
Place of birthMalmsbury, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressLowe Street, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 3.25"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Jane Northey, Lowe Street, Ararat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At ZILLEBEKE on 17th September 1917, Private Northey, whilst acting as Company Runner showed great courage in going to the assistance of a wounded man under heavy enemy shell fire. He remained under heavy fire, attended to the wounded man and carried him to a place of safety, thus saving the man's life at the risk of his own. Private Northey set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty. He has at all times stood out amongst his comrades in this respect, and has done consistently good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 15 May 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as NORTHY.
Date of death25 May 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, NORTHEY Henry

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