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Sydney LECKIE

Regimental number465
Place of birthWellington New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBiograph operator
Address27 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Leckie, 27 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollEngineers Details
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1939
Place of burialKarori Cemetery (11b1/12), Wellington, New Zealand

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