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Thomas Simon HEATH

Regimental number2009
Place of birthMonganui New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, P Heath, Waiharera, North Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915

Military Medal

'At NOREUIL when in charge of a Lewis Gun in a most advanced and exposed position on the morning of 20th March, he continued to keep the gun in action after his tea had become casualties. His position was under direct Machine Gun fire. He also covered the withdrawal of the Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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