Stanley James (Darby) HEATH MM

HEATH, Stanley James

Service Number: 2707
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, 29 August 1892
Home Town: Inverell, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse breaker
Died: Natural causes, New South Wales, Springwood Swimming Pool, 6 December 1978, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2707, Sydney, New South Wales
25 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2707, Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2707, Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
21 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2707, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, ANZAC Gallipoli
15 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
27 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 19th Infantry Battalion
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2707, 19th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (right leg)
8 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Amiens
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2707, 19th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
23 Jan 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2707, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2707 Private Stanley James 'Darby' Heath, who enlisted on 29 August 1914 and saw service with the 1st Division Artillery on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Pte Heath later transferred to the 19th Battalion for service on the Western Front. He was awarded the Military Medal for 'great courage and gallantry' whilst attacking an enemy machine gun post which hindered the advance of his platoon during operations at Villers-Bretonneux on 8 August 1918. He returned to Australia on 'Anzac Leave' on 24 September 1918." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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