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John LEITCH

Regimental number1958
Place of birthArdrossan,Ayrshire, Scotland
SchoolArdrossan Public School, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressArdrossan, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinFather, J Leitch, Ardrossan, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in Royal Navy.
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death39
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row F, Grave No. 11A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
86
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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