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Valentine Hastings Thomas LEIGHTON

Regimental number2047
Place of birthBonnie Doon Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeongatha PO, Leongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, M Leighton, Leongatha PO, Leongatha, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1857
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2181 Pte Arthur Phillip LEIGHTON, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919; 1856 Lance Corporal George Edward LEIGHTON, 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Re-embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916, on board RMS 'Orontes', as Private, 39th Bn, 2nd Reinforcement.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 May 1956
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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