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John Edward LEIGH

Regimental number1070
Place of birthLiverpool, Lancashire, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Smith Bros, Mantung, River Murray, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.1
Height5' 7"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joh Thos Leigh, 29 Hero Street, Bootle, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Engineers, British Army.
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date27 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), Adelaide, 27 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 June 1946
Age at death54
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEIGH John Edward

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