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Born in Mount Clear, Victoria, James Henry Heath was a single 19 year old labourer when he enlisted in Ballarat on the 1st of February 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on the 1st of April 1916.
On the 29th of September 1918, James was wounded in action. He was invalided to the U.K on the 21st of October and on the 22nd of October was admitted to the General Military Hospital in Colchester, England with gunshot wounds to his back and shoulders.
On December 13th 1918 James was invalided to Australia. He disembarked at Melbourne on the 29th of January 1919 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 22nd of May 1919.
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