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George Edward LEIGHTON

Regimental number1856
ReligionChurch of England
AddressQueen Street PO, Queen Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinBrother, Joseph J Leighton, Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2181 Pte Arthur Phillip LEIGHTON, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919; 1857 Pte Valentine Hastings Thomas LEIGHTON, 10th Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919.
Date of death17 April 1971

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