James LEAY

Regimental number3867
Place of birthBarry Dock, Wales
SchoolHalton Rd Board School, Barry Dock, Wales
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBarrydock, Glanmorganshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Leay, 11 George Street, Barrydock Glanmorganshire, England
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 17)
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stepson of A. and Ada CUTLER, 11 George Street, Barry Dock, Glam. Native of Barry Dock, Glam
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal