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Gordon Camille LEIGH

Regimental number199
Place of birthDunedin New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMechanic
AddressHawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, F H Leigh, 491 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date6 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. on 31st August 1918 near village of BAREUX South of PERONNE showed magnificent courage and disregard of his personal safety. He repeatedly dashed out from shelter to succour wounded under a very heavy artillery fire. His fine steadiness and courage under this bombardment was a splendid example to all ranks and throughout the whole of the operations in PERONNE area from 27th August 1918 to 2nd September 1918 his cheerful willingness to under take long errands through shelled areas contributed greatly to the successful and rapid evacuation of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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