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Austin HEYES

Regimental number1553
Place of birthStandish, Wigan, Lancashire, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper hewer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cooper, 189 Preston Road, Standish, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDischarged 13 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 25 August 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Mata, 31 August 1915, and admitted to Floriana Military Hospital; to England, 8 September 1915, and admitted to County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 15 September 1915.

Returned to Egypt, and taken on strength of Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 14 February 1916.

Rejoined unit, Serapeum, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 July 1916 gun shot wound, arm), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1916; to 8th Red Cross Hospital, Le Touquet, 25 July 1916; to England, 2 August 1916, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London SE (gun shot wound, back and face: severe)

Discharged from the AIF, London, 13 March 1917 (permanently unfit for War Service at home or abroad).

War service: 2 years 117 days

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 July 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEYES Austin

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