John Joseph Heath

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Heath
Date of Birth: 
Friday, September 10, 1886
Mother's Name: 
Mary Heath nee McConnell
Father's Name: 
Edward Heath
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, April 4, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Company: 
2nd Tunnelling Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 13, 1975
Place of Death: 
Corrimal, NSW
Details: 

John Heath (Service No 5750) was born in Goulburn, NSW.

At the time of enlistment he was single,  29 years of age, employed as a miner and lived in Corrimal, NSW.

John embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A38 - Ulysses with the Mining Company Reinforcements on 25 October 1916 arriving in England on 23 December 1916.   John joined the 2nd Tunnelling Company in France on 2 March 1917 and saw service on the Western Front until 22 July 1917. 

He was admitted to 47th General Hospital, France to receive treatment for being gassed and trench fever.  John was returned to his unit on 22 November 1917 but was gassed again on 24 January 1918.

He was promoted to Corporal on 15 December 1918 and returned to Australia in July 1919.

John was discharged in the 2nd Military District on 7 October 1919.

On 16 October 1920, he married Ruby Pollock at Bulli, NSW and together they had one son.

John died in Corrimal, NSW in 1975.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HEATH J J 5750

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