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Henry Leonard PORTER

Regimental number762
Place of birthDublin, South Australia
AddressDublin, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Porter, Dublin, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A4 Pera on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date13 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Leicestershire', 22 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 22 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: malaria), Adelaide, 13 June 1919.

War service: 4 years 104 days (of which 4 years 6 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1978
Age at death86
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PORTER Henry Leonard

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