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Leonard Raleigh SHANNON

Regimental number1600
Date of birth25 July 1894
Place of birthMoculta, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
Address'Tallawalka', Sedan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.1
Height5' 11.25"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann Shannon, Sedan, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Discharge date6 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 23 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 6 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHANNON Leonard Raleigh

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