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Leonard John SHIRES

Regimental number1436
Place of birthNorthampton Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Shires, Northampton, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Signal Troop Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death29 June 1973

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