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Leo Hallimore BAILEY

Regimental number1162
Place of birthLewisham, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bailey, 3 Clyde Place, Forest Hill, England
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 October 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDischarged on account of desertion 21 July 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join unit at Gallipoli, 12 April 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Gallipoli, 3 January 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1916; rejoined unit, 22 September 1916. Admitted to hospital, 9 December 1916, with venereal disease; discharged from hospital, 4 January 1917; total treatment: 27 days.

Court of Inquiry declared him to be illegally absent from 21 July 1917; declared an illegal absentee, 31 October 1917. Discharged from the AIF.

Discharge as a deserter subsequently cancelled, and medal entitlement restored.

Total war service: 2 years 298 days (of which 2 years 250 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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