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Leicester Inis Forbes LEDSHAM

Regimental number6786
Place of birthCanterbury, New Zealand
SchoolWaitaki High School, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressRoslyn PO, Roslyn, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Peter Ledsham, Roslyn PO, Roslyn, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Leicester Innis Ledsham on NR
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Place of burialMessines ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
80
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Eda LEDSHAM, roslyn, Geraldton, Western Australia. Native of Canterbury, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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