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Stanley LEA

Regimental number4913
Place of birthLeicester, England
SchoolRossel College, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSilver Leaf, Mondure Estate
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, D A Lea, Lea Hurst, Stoneygate Road, Leicester
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularThis is from his Major (Philip Teare). Your son was one of the best we had and most reliable not only as a soldier but as a man. For myself I can only say that I both admired and respected him not only for his character as a brave soldier but also for his manly qualities.
FateKilled in Action 12 January 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death31
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 13), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Charlotte LEA, Lea Hurst, Stoneygate Road, Leicester, England

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