HEATH, Harry

Service Numbers: 3124, 3214A
Enlisted: 26 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 26 March 1899
Home Town: Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pneumonia, Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia, 17 January 1924, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Memorials: Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll, Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3124, 1st Pioneer Battalion
17 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3124, 1st Pioneer Battalion
17 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3124, 1st Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
11 Nov 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 34th Infantry Battalion
25 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3214A, 34th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell
Served during The Great War, resting peacefully at Sandgate Cemetery.

97 years ago today, on the Friday afternoon of the 18th January 1924, Private Harry Heath (34th Battalion, Reg No-3124A), labourer from 12 and 64 James Street, Hamilton, New South Wales, father of two, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 24. METHODIST 1 (WESLEYAN) M SE. 4A.

Born at Wickham, New South Wales on the 26th March 1899 to Charles T and Jane H Heath of 20 Beaumont Street, Hamilton, N.S.W.; husband of Lydia May Heath nee Taylor (married 23.7.1919 at St Marks, Surrey, England, died ?) of 3rd Street, Pelaw Main, N.S.W. and Graham Road, Broadmeadow, N.S.W., Harry enlisted May 1916 with the 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion at Broadmeadow, N.S.W.
Admitted to hospital 20.9.1918 (injury to foot or knee - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137496478), Harry returned home February 1920 with wife Lydia and was discharged on the 25th March 1920.

Mr Heath’s name has been inscribed on the Hamilton (Gregson Park) War Memorial, Hamilton Municipal District Roll of Honor, Hamilton St. Peter's Anglican Church Honor Roll, Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honor (photo, unveiled on the 23th May 1918, 372 names now inscribed, 36 Fallen), Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour and the Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board (1).
There is no indication inscribed on Harry’s headstone to tell us of his service with the 1st A.I.F., so I have placed poppies to honour his sacrifice for God, King and Country.

Lest We Forget.