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Richard LEAHY

Regimental number2845
Place of birthKilkenny, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School, Kilkenny, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPorter, SAR
AddressMurray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Leahy, Glendine, Kilkenny, Ireland
Enlistment date16 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Age at death25
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Kate LEAHY, Glendine, Kilkenny, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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