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Leonard Charles KENT

Regimental number3293
Place of birthGravesend, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address6 Rockwell Crescent, Pott's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.3
Height5' 6"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss M.M. Easton, 'Tarawinaba', Liverpool Road, Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll71st Dental Unit
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Marian KENT. Photo: Peter Dennis

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date9 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Berrima', 16 January 1919; arrived, Melbourne, 17 February 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), 9 May 1919.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death4 July 1935
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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