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Leo Vincent Darcy SLATTERY

Regimental number3265
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolXavier (Catholic) College, Kew, St Patrick's College, Ballarat and Christian Brothers College, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingMelbourne University
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAssistant librarian
Address'St Exlades', Malvern Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas V Slattery, State School, Bunyip, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas studying for his Arts degree at university and half way through his second year when he enlisted. He spoke French and German fluently.
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Leo Vincent
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 39), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Kathleen SLATTERY, "St. Grelades", Malvern Road, East Malvern, Melbourne. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.122 (39323) Private Francis Xavier Slattery.

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