Robert Andrew HEATH

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HEATH, Robert Andrew

Service Number: 968
Enlisted: 4 October 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 12 April 1896
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo Public School
Occupation: Assistant Harbour Master
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 26 June 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Australian Harbours Board WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Birkenhead WW1 Harbors Board Employees Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 968
16 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Signaller, SN 968, 43rd Infantry Battalion
2 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 968, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 968, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
26 Jun 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 968, 43rd Infantry Battalion
5 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 968, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born: 12 April 1896 in Wallaroo, South Australia
(SA Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 582 Page: 227 District: Dal.)

Father William HEATH and Mother Mary Elizabeth Heath (nee PHILLIPS),
he lived with his family at Port Lincoln, South Australia on enlisting.
(Later moved to 77 Kermode Street, North Adelaide, SA).

Siblings:
Doria Lyn Heath  (b. 25/10/1894 Alford, SA - d. 1982)
William Maxwell Heath  (b. 30/05/1898 Wallaroo, SA - d. 1978)
Ida May Heath  (b. 08/05/1900 Wallaroo, SA - d. 09/4/1936)
                       - buried in Mitcham Cemetery)
Alister Isabella Heath  (b. 01/06/1902 Wallaroo, SA - d. 1979)
Elsie Irene Heath  (b. 25/07/1904 Wallaroo, SA - d. ___)
Charity Bath Heath  (b. 1907 - d. 1986)
Jessie Mary Heath  (b. 1909 - d. ___)
Amelia Heath  (b. 10/09/1911 Port Lincoln, SA - d. 1981)
Frederick Howard Heath  (b. 30/10/1913 Port Lincoln, SA - d. 1988)
Roberta Melba Heath  (b. 13/08/1917 Port Lincoln, SA **named after Robert**)

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