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Leo Chadwick HOLMES

Regimental number31346
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolWesley College, Melbourne. Scotch College, Launceston.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressCulcairn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G Holmes, 'Bellholme', Goornay, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date22 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Double Blue Rowing and Football, Adelaide University. Rowed for Westey Head of Rivers, 1911. Good athlete. Good boxer (see Roll of Honour published in England, page 192, Volume 1." Details from Father.
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Date of death13 March 1980

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