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Sydney Harold LEIGH

Regimental number8345
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressNeutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T J Leigh, 161 High Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentMotor Transport Driver
Unit nameAMC Motor Drivers
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 5 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: Undated.

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conscientious good work and devotion to duty. During the past six months he has worked long hours every day, investigating and preparing the information from which the cost to the Australian Government of each M.T. vehicle in the A.I.F. is based. In addition he has kept the records on which all promotion in the A.A.S.C. M.T. is based. The accuracy and general quality of his work deserve the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 February 1973

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