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Leonard George NEW

Regimental number2181
Place of birthBeckenham, Kent, England
SchoolDownshall School, Higher Grade Secondalry.
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o GPO, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs G E New, 86 Damlish Road, Nybon Essex, England
Enlistment date14 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA straighforward, honest and thorough lad.
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War; secondary fate: DOC 7 May 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 May 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBaghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row L, Grave No. 3), Iraq
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Edwin and Nellie Elilza NEW, 86 Dawlish Road, Leyton
Miscellaneous detailsACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY STONE FALLING THROUGH ROOF WHEN HE WAS ASLEEP. BURIED BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY

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