Tasman Henry Charles Hey

Name    Tasman Henry Charles Hey

Number    Corporal

Battalion      24th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Devonport Tasmania

Next of Kin   His father George Hey of Best St Devonport

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 8/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years 7 months,

5’ 6  ½ ” 9 stone 12 pounds, grey eyes and brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Bootmaker

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 8/10/1917 in Belgium

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres Belgium.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha

Military History

  • 8/7/15 Enlisted in Leongatha
  • 29/9/15 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Osterley
  • 10/1/16 He was taken on strength in Egypt at Tel el Kebir
  • 20/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 23/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 29/30/6/16 He took part in a raid in France
  • 17/8/16 He was appointed Lance Corporal
  • 16/11/16 He was a Temporary Corporal
  • 16/2/17 He was made a Corporal
  • 14/3/17 He was in hospital with trench feet in Rouen
  • 21/3/17 He went to England with trench feet
  • 1/7/17 He returned to France via Southampton
  • 4/8/17 He returned to his unit
  • 8/10/17 He was killed in action in Belgium
  • His mother wrote asking for his belongings
  • Mr. Hey had received a death certificate, which was used by the AMP society and wanted another copy for the State Savings Bank of Victoria Melbourne
  • His effects were: – a brush, cards, note book, pipe in case, 2 books, shaving brush, watch damaged, hold all. Also letters, coins, photos, wallet, pocketbook, whistle, 50-centime note.

The army ask for a copy of his will so they can do probate.

  • His sister Mrs. G Hawkins 43 Alexander St Footscray had his will
  • His medals went to his father

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