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Regimental number2471
Place of birthMaitland, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPenong, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.11
Height5' 7.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Murdoch, Campbell Villa, Flora Terrace, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date24 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), Adelaide, 24 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 October 1951
Age at death61
Place of burialMildura Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURDOCH Leo

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