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Thomas Lloyd HEATH

Regimental number2148
Place of birthFive Dock, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCroydon State Public School, Croydon, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoker
AddressJohn Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian May Heath, Heathcliffe, Lucy Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 December 1918
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death11 August 1915
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
36
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Date of Death from cemetery details is 7/12th August, 1915. Parents: Thomas and Sarah HEATH; husband of Lilian HEATH; 147 Burwood Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: W Shepherd. Clay Meredith died whilst prisoner of War - Cousin.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted corporal, 2 August 1915.

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915; reverted to private, 4 August 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 7-12 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 7-12 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEATH Thomas Lloyd

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