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Charles Henry LEA

Regimental number4012
Place of birthCasterton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingSinging and music of which he was very good.
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Lea, Wallacedale, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23.4
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Casterton Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Job (d. 21 April 1892, aged 30; bu. Casterton) and Eliza (d. 15 January 1941, aged 83; bu. Casterton) LEA, Percy Street, Portland, Victoria. Native of Casterton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 7244 Pte Charles Lindsay HAZELDINE, 21st Bn, died of wounds, 2 September 1918; Captain Ernest Samuel HAZELDINE, Australian Army Postal Corps (no details of fate entered on Nominal Roll).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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