|Place of birth||St George, Queensland|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||School of Arts Hotel, Warwick, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Step-Mother, Mrs Ellen Goward, St George, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||42nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/59/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||42nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Step-mother stated place of birth to be Coonabarabran, New South Wales.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death||21.11|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Crouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 12), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Ellen LEESON, East Kooroon, St. George, Queensland. Native of Coonabarabran, New South Wales|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 22 December 1916; admitted to shuip's hospital, at sea, 1 February 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 21 February 1917 (no further details recorded); disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917; marchec in to 11th Training Bn, 6 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, in the field, 13 July 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 14 October 1917 (trench feet), and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 15 October 1917, and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 15 October 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 24 October 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 4 November 1917; to No 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 6 December 1917; to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 6 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 December 1917.
Wounded in action, 8 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right knee); admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 April 1918, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 South African General Hospital, Abbeville, 12 April 1918; to Ambulance Train No 23, 12 Apri9l 1918, and transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 13 April 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 15 April 1918; to Base Depot, Rouelles, 17 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 April 1918.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 1 June 1918 (gun shot wound, face and neck); admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 June 1918; to 5th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 3 June 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LEESON Walter Clarence|