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Regimental number3857
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolCambridge Street State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address42 Washington Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, R Heathcote, 42 Washington Street, Essendon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia - 6th Battalion.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBazentin-Le-Petit Military Cemetery (Row G, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rowland and Maria HEATHCOTE, 42 Washington Street, Essendon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 294 Flight Lieutenant Leonard Heathcote, served with Australian Flying Corps and was taken prisoner by Turks in March, 1917. Released November, 1918; returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.

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