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Gilbert William HEATHCOTE

Regimental number2329
Place of birthBourke, New South Wales
SchoolBalingup, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressWilpataria, Ana Branch, Wentworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Behomann, Wilpataria, Ana Branch, Wentworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death18.2
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXII, row G, Grave No. 24), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Gilbert and Emily BEHSMANN, Wilpataria, Wentworth, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3085 Pte Robert HEATHCOTE, 38th Bn, killed in action, 7-9 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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