|Place of birth||Canley Vale, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Pipe Head, Guildford, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, T.S. Lennard, Pipe Head, Guildford, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 3.5 years in the Senior Cadets; then in 20th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 41), Fleurbaix, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3085 Corporal Augustus Thomas LENNARD, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1917; 4228 Pte Henry LENNARD, 55th Bn, killed in action, 21 October 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to 2nd Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916; joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.
Transferred to 55th Bn, 27 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 27 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Buried Rue de Bois Cemetery by Reverend F.P. Williams, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1581001, 2772 Sergeant C.R. MATTERSON, C Company, 55th Bn, 26 August 1916: 'There were three brothers Lennard in C. Co. ... One was a Cpl. and the others were Privates. One of them, who was not the cpl., and whose name I think as Sam, was wounded in Noman's (sic) Land on July 19. at fleurbaix. He, Sgt. Fuller, 4806, C. Co., and I were working together, brinig up sand bags. We were not far from the communication trench which B. Co. was digging, when Lennard was hit by M.G. fire through the legs, and fell. We had to lie flat to avoid the heavy firing. We managed to pile sand bags on Lennard as a protection. I had to go back for further material and was wounded soon afterwards. I know nothing further ... '
Second statement, 3124A Pte H.J. ROBINSON, 55th (patient, No 6 General Hospital, Rouen), 15 January 1917: 'Lennard was hit by a shell, he was taken to a dug out and from there to hospital. He must have died of his wounds.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LENNARD Samuel Robert
Red Cross File No 1581001