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Sydney LEER

Regimental number2607
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolKogarah Public School and Sydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraftsman
AddressFarr Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Leer, Farr Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Headquarters
FateDied of wounds 4 December 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Sidney Leer on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23.5
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, grave No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Alice LEER, 41 Morris Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsOne of four brothers that enlisted.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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