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Geoffrey Pault LEANE

Regimental number1202
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Hatherley', Wyalong Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katie Marie Leane, 'Hatherley', Wyalong Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Geoffrey Paul Leane on NR

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a party carrying rations to the front line. His party came under a heavy barrage, and eight of them were wounded. He got his men to cover, despatched the wounded to the aid post, reoganized his party, and delivered the rations to the battalion in the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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