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Alfred Hurtle LEIGHTON

Regimental number514
Place of birthBooborowie, South Australia
SchoolBooborowie Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm Labourer
AddressNorth Yelta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Leighton, Booborowrie, Burra, South Australia
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row G, Grave No. 9), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Edward and Alice Leighton, Booborowie, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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