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Leonard INKLEY

Regimental number3872
Place of birthLincoln, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/- W H Rowley, Maffra, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Inkley, 12 Victoria Street, Lincoln, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row R, Grave No. 13), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Emma INKLEY, 12 Victoria Street, West Parade, Lincoln, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Helipolis (no date); discharged to duty, 29 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Serapeum, 22 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Killed in action, France, 18 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, INKLEY Leonard

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