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Claude Michael LEAHY

Regimental number2815
Date of birth7 February 1892
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
SchoolCarrozi Public School, Mt Gambier, South Australia
Other trainingBook keeping
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressYanac North, via Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Ida May Leahy, Yanac North via Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 27 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death25
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 20), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: George LEAHY; Wife: Ida LEAHY, Miram, Victoria. Native of Mount Gambier, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2849 Pte Arthur Stanley LEAHY, 5th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

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

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