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Lee Birtwistle HEAP

Regimental number5598
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressWilliamstown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.9
Height5' 4"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rhoda Heap, c/o Mrs Kidd, 69 Twyford Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 6 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, amputated left thigh, unfitted), Melbourne, 30 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Leo.
Date of death28 November 1941
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEAP Lee Birtwistle

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