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Samuel James GLEESON

Regimental number1711
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
SchoolCatholic, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address18 Wedge Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Murray, 18 Wedge Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Artillery, Western Australia.
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial, B, 20), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Mary Agnes MURRAY, Busselton, Western Australia. Native of Albany, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsNephew: 3816 Pte Ernest George GLEESON, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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