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Leonard Carlisle MORREY

Regimental number859
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Wells, 61 York Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of December 19/20, 1915 at Gallipoli these men [MORREY, 1043 S. SMITH, 462 E.R. SMITH, 1956 H.W. SKEOCH] were among the last of the 22nd Battalion to leave the trenches in front of Johnston's Jolly. A front of about 550 yards of trench was divided up between them and their duty was to develop sufficient fire along the whole front to make conditions appear normal. This was successfully done, the men using different loopholes in their allotted areas. They were on this work for 2 1/2 hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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